Anecdotal Notes

Anecdotal Notes

How to easily record growth and learning in Kindergarten

I make a giant grid on google- I usually put an overall expectation at the top (I make one of these sheets for each overall expectation that we are planning on reporting on during the term) and I put the specific expectations at the bottom for easy reference.  I also make these for our specialist teachers at the beginning of each term so they know what they are responsible for reporting on. Each student’s name goes in a box, alphabetical by first name. I actually have used sticky notes on it when I have lots to say or to store exit tickets from some guided reading activities. Each adult in our classroom is given a clipboard with these charts on them and when they hear or observe something applicable that can go in the box, they can jot it down.

They look like this when they are freshly printed:

This ensures that throughout the term we get anecdotal notes on these expectations without having to scramble at the end towards reporting time. This works really well for our term. Hopefully it will work amazingly awesome for you! Click the g+ below to make yourself a copy of my template!

If you want to see other ways we record learning and growth in Kindergarten, check out this article that includes free google templates to create your own record keeping superstar- your class lists!

How to set up your class lists to be organized in Kindergarten all year
How to set up your class lists to be organized in Kindergarten all year. Click the picture to bring you to the post!

If you want to know how I break down the Kindergarten Document so I’m not trying to record progress on every expectation all the time, sign up for my Newsletter and a link to my two- year long range plans will be automatically mailed to you!


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