Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Organise Your Perfect Teacher Binders To Make 2019 Your Most Organised Year Yet!



Having organised teacher binders are so important! It helps you keep all your documents in one place and have the best data on your students when you need it!  Whether they are your weekly work programs, student data sheets, parent contact, student records, or writing, reading and mathematics assessments! Start 2019 with a system that works!


Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes
  • Have you ever had a meeting with a colleague or parent and spent time collecting work samples or tracking down data sheets? 
  • Have you ever had to call a parent for a check in and spent ages trying to track down the parent's name and phone number? 
  • Have you taken home work books to complete your reports? 
  • Have you lost a piece of assessment on a student before?

Confession - I have done all those things above! 🙋
BUT not anymore! I have a found a system that works for me and I am sharing with you for FREE! 
All my assessment pieces, student information and anecdotal notes are all in the one place and easy to locate - YAY, double YAY! 

Join my email list and you will receive an email with a link to Dropbox folder! Download the folder and you will have access to EVERYTHING!
Joining my email list means you will get a weekly email from me and a FREEBIE every month! 


You can read earlier posts about my Guided Reading BinderWriting Notes Binder and Mathematics Notes Binder

What is Included in the Download? 

  • Spine Labels 
  • Editable Covers for:
    • Work Program Binder
    • Student Records Binder
    • Guided Reading Binder
    • Reading Assessment Binder
    • Letter and Word Assessment Binder
    • Word Assessment Binder
    • Maths Assessment Binder
    • Maths Notes Binder
    • Writing Assessment Binder
    • Writing Notes Binder
  • Guided Reading planning, checklist and recording sheets
  • Maths Notes checklist and recording sheets
  • Student Records plus Parent Contact sheet
  • Writing Notes checklist, student sheets and Guided Reading recording sheets 

Binder Covers and Spines

There are 10 designs - YES 10!! And they are editable in PowerPoint so you can add your name and the year!

Assessment Binders  Covers Editable Big World TeachingThere are also spine labels that you can print and add to the side of your binder so that they are super easy to find on your desk!


Student Records Binder

This is a great binder to keep medical information, parent communication, behaviour plans, Individualised Learning Plans and any other student information sheets that you might collect over the year! 
Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

You can also print off a student information sheet and a parent contact log to keep track of parent communication throughout the year!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Work Program Binder

Keep track of all your Work Programs this year and add them to your folder each week!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Guided Reading Binder

Once you have your cover individualised and printed, it is now time to organise your planning and recording sheets!

First you will need sheets for planning your Guided Reading groups, your term plan for each group and then weekly plans.
Next is a checklist page - perfect to add skills or levels at the top and check off as you go.
Finally print a load of recording sheets - this will depend on if you are using your binder for the term, semester or year. (I like to make them for each Semester!)

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Reading Assessment Binder

Unlike your Guided Reading Binder, this binder is for your reading assessments such as running records. These can be formal assessments such as an Alpha Assess or BAS or an informal running record on a GR text! 

Keep them all together by having a plastic pocket for each student in your class!
Letter and Word Assessment Binder or Word Assessment Binder
Keep track of all your letter and word assessments by adding them to this binder. Again, have a plastic pocket for each student so you can find everything you need straight away!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes


Maths Notes Binder 

This is a like your Guided Reading Binder but for Maths!

If you have small teacher groups during maths, then print out the group sheets. If you are a roamer during your maths sessions, then print the individual pages or the whole class page. (The Whole Class Mathematics Notes Page is editable so you can add your students’ names before printing - how easy is that!)

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Maths Assessment Binder

This is another binder where you can add things in that your school uses - get those plastic pockets back out and label one for each student. As you complete different formal assessments or pre or post assessments in class - just add it to the student's plastic pocket!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Writing Assessment Binder

This binder is like you Reading Assessment or Maths Assessment Binder but for Writing! This is one of my favourite binders to use and it has changed the way I do my Progression Points for Writing at reporting time! YAY! 

You guessed it - you will need some more plastic pockets, one for each student! 
Twice a Term I take a writing sample from each student - either random or a school wide moderation piece and I analyse it using the Mackenzie, Skull and Munsie Writing Analysis ToolYou can also download a printable copy here! 

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

Writing Notes Binder

And finally, we have the Writing Notes Binder! A place to keep all your anecdotal notes for Writing in one place! 

Again, you can add what you think you will need! Checklists are great for adding skills and checking them off as you observe them. You can also use the checklist to check off when you see each student either in a small group or a conference. 

If you do Guided Writing in your classroom, then there are a range of recording sheets ready to go – just print the one you think will suit your needs the best!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes


First – thanks for sticking with me throughout this post! Second – add your email address to the ‘Subscribe Via Email’ section on the side and keep refreshing your inbox until you get the email from me! Don’t forget to download the folder before editing or printing any of the files!

Big World Teaching Teacher Binders Organise Assessment Anecdotal Notes

I would LOVE to see your binders when they are finished so make sure you tag me (@bigworldteaching) on Instagram or Facebook!

Love,