Friday, December 27, 2013

A Freebie that Kinder Teachers Will NOT Want to Miss!

Happy Holidays!  I guess you could say that I am "in the spirit" because I have a goodie to share with all you awesome Kindergarten teachers out there.  I think you are going to LOVE it!

Is your school district using Standards-Based Grading?  Or are they (and you) moving in that direction?  Well, our school district is doing just that and I want to be prepared for the change.  So - I created this bad boy!

Kindergarten ELA Standards-Based Gradebook

All you need to do is print, 3-hole punch the papers, insert them in a binder, and then you are ready to go!

The anchors are organized by color.  I also inserted page dividers with tabs between the anchors. 

I will be keeping this binder within arms reach at all times.  Anytime that I observe a student demonstrating that he/she has met a standard, I will:
- locate that particular page / standard in my binder,
- write the date,
- write a brief activity description,
- and then check which student met that standard.

I still have not yet decided on a coding system.  This will likely depend on what my school district decides.

I even included a binder insert to give it that "cutesy" look.  :)

Click on the link below if you want to snag this great FREEBIE:

This is my first time attempting to share a file publicly via Google Drive, so please let me know if you have any trouble.

(By the way...I tried again and again to upload this document on Teachers Pay Teachers, but it!  I was going insane!  I followed all the rules (PDF, max file size under 200mb, no punctuation in the file name, etc.) and yet it would not upload!  I continually received an error messaging stating, "Please upload a supported product file."  Grrr!  Anyway, if you have any insight, it would be much appreciated.  Thanks!)

Keep your eye open for a Kindergarten MATH Standards-Based Gradebook in the upcoming months!

Well, I guess that is it for now.  I hope you are able to use the freebie and that you find it useful!  If you like it, I would love to hear how you plan to use it in your classroom.  :)

As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. How fabulous this is! I don't teach K, but I can see how useful and organized this would be. I'm trying to figure out how I could use this for third grade.

    1. Hi Karen :) The document is a PDF, so it is not editable. However, I can send you the Word document, if that would be helpful. It might come out funny-looking on your end (especially if you do not have this particular font downloaded on your computer) and you would have to delete the Kinder standards and plug in the 3rd grade standards. If you are up for it, let me know and I will send it your way!

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    1. You are very welcome! :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Kids are fun and active making their attention for learning quite short. They need more time and patience, that's the reason why many are having pre-k tutoring. In there, a preschooler is taught individually at his or her own pace.


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