Hello my wonderful fans and followers. Today, I'd like to tell you about a fantastic idea from Laura Candler of Teaching Resources that has worked so wonderfully for me. Do you have difficult with children putting their names on their papers? Do you have difficulty finding a great solution on where students should turn in their work? How about finding out quickly, which students didn't turn in their paper? If any of those are you then I have the perfect program for you!
great idea is to take large manila envelopes and glue a cover page on
them. Then put it through the laminating machine and cut a slit on the
envelope. The next thing you do is staple a student list to the back of
the envelope and put the name of the assignment on the front cover
page. Have your students put their papers in the envelope. Sometime
during the day pick a helper to go through all of the papers in the
envelope and check the student's names off. The helper can then hand back
any no name papers to the students and have them put their name on it.
If anyone hasn't completed the assignment you can go speak to them
privately and find out why.
I used this system in the class that I subbed for a month with. They were 3rd and 4th graders. I wasn't able to laminate so I used a file folder and stapled the cover sheet to it and a student check list on the back. I had such reliable students that I simply had them check their own name off when they were done. Then at the end of the day or activity I looked for no names and easily figured out who I was missing based on the checks! I was also able to talk to the children who had not turned in work and was able to let their teacher know.
Click on the picture to go to Laura Candler's Teaching Resources website to get everything you need for the Paper Drop Organizational System and other great resources! You also check out Laura's blog by clicking this link: www.corkboardconnections.com She would also love it you would become a follower of her blog!
This has been a true life
saver for me. No more no name papers and it is much easier than children
putting papers in a bin and mixing it up with so many other
assignments. It has saved me a whole lot of time and the children
really enjoy it! This would work in any grade level from Elementary
through High School. Give it a try, I promise you'll love it. A fan of
my FB page told me she tried it and it works well in her classroom.
Best of all it's FREE! Thanks Laura for sharing such an amazing idea,
one of the best that I've seen on the internet! I am an even more
organized teacher because of it!
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