|the assembly line for my three children in different learning levels|
The best way for me to organize my children's work is to prepare a working notebook. Tapestry of Grace that I use recommends this, but I believe it would be helpful for any program.
I first get a notebook for each of my students. I really like the numbered tabs to use as a divider for the first quarter (nine weeks). I keep all the weeks work: maps, worksheets, rough drafts, final copies, copy work, under that weeks tab.
- Use the Loom or print out the worksheets for your students level for one quarter 1-9
- Take the map aids disk or print out the digital version of your maps for each child. I like keeping the teachers map /answer sheet on the cd so I can glance on it if needed.
- Fill notebooks. I like to make an assembly line together and have the hole punch and have both the maps and the student activities pages out.
- I like to put the map on the opposite of the geography assignment.
|If you have the digital version, you print directly from the computer (no disk required)|
|This is how I place the maps on the opposite side of the Geography Assignment on the Student Activities Pages|
|Don't worry if you don't know what tab to put the pages under. Y2 means Year 2, W4, means week 4|
It is often that I forget about the evaluations that Tapestry of Grace makes. I learned that if it is not an oral test, it helps to print them out at the beginning of the year.
- Print out each child's evaluations for the quarter. If an evaluation is a fill in the blank, short answer, matching, I just place them in the week that they are being quizzed on.
- If it is an oral test, I keep a separate teachers notebook that is arranged by weeks for all the children.
During the school year, we just open up the week in the notebook and the children know exactly what is expected from them. I read to them the Week Introduction for all students. Then we highlight the books that I want them to read. We go over the writing assignment. I use the notebook to put in the rough drafts or final copies under the week. It makes it easy to find the work samples and my home is a bit of a paper-less mess.