I am feeling pretty awful that my blog has been on the back burner! I have been so crazy busy with school and cheerleading starting back!! I am sure you have been the same way! This time of year is always tough!
While I have been away I have received so many emails about the student portfolios that I keep in my desks. I am really excited to share these because they have been a work in progress, but so worth it.
I have read 3 different books cover to cover about portfolios and have read countless articles! After all that reading these were my takeaways!
1. It needs to be a quick and EASY way to keep the students data organized!
2. It needs to be USABLE for both me and my students!
3. The students need to be ACTIVE in creating them.
4. It MUST make report cards and conferences easier!
5. (One of the most important things) It needs to be a valuable resource for PARENTS!
With all of that I decided that it needed to be kept very simple!
Here are some pictures of what I created!
This folder system is what makes it PERFECT! Read below to get more info!
I have posted the file to TPT! If you are interested you can check it out. It is in PowerPoint so that you can edit it to make it fit your needs. It is called the Personalized Student Portfolio!
So are you looking at these folders and wondering just how I did this? :) Well I did nothing - unless driving to staples and buying them counts ;) I decided to go with this folder because I searched high and low for a sturdy folder that I could use with the kids! This folder from staples was the one I liked best and it had the best price point. I use my teacher discount and can get them for $4. I know you are probably thinking WHAT?!? I spoke with my parents about my plan at meet the teacher and I went over the reasons why it would be beneficial. I told them that they could buy them on their own for about $6 at Staples or they could just send in $4 to me and I would buy them. I told them that it was not mandatory, but I got a very good response. Here is the link to Staples! It is also saying that they are only $4.29 now! That is pretty good! You should get them even cheaper after your teacher discount.
I hope this has been helpful!