Running Records. Love the assessments, can't stand storing the materials. You should have seen the mess I've had over the years. Oh wait, you can! I have photographic evidence...
(promise not to pin these two pics?)
So I knew this would be the a great project for me to tackle this summer for Tara's Monday Made It:
But they are just awful.
The folders are jam-packed and totally disorganized. And they have to hold both the fiction and nonfiction materials, which leads to this:
(don't pin these either please, HA!)
So I decided to do away with those separate kits and bought a huge file box. I also purchased green and blue hanging files (to keep consistent with the green and blue benchmark kits I used to have).
Most importantly, I bought enough folders to separate the fiction and nonfiction testing materials for each reading level:
which means I can easily get into each folder and grab exactly what I need:
(I have these labels to share at the end of this post)
I decided not to make a label for this box (shocking, huh?) as it's pretty obvious what it is. But I did want to adorn it with some necessary information...namely some district charts I tend to misplace each trimester.
So I typed up the charts and used a little color-coding to identify the benchmark levels for each grade (the numbers on the left chart are used to enter data online for each level). Then I laminated the charts and velcroed them to the box, so I could grab them when needed:
And I did the same on the other side of the box, for the primary grade levels:
Now I have everything I need, all in one happy, organized box!
If you would like to use the file folder labels, please click on the image below:
This system would also work well for organizing your guided reading materials. Hmmm...I may have just found my next Monday Made It project!
I hope some of you can use the file, thanks for visiting!