red, pink, orange, yellow, light blue, dark blue, and green. I bought packs of
colored paper at Office Max 2 years ago and I am STILL using the same packs –
quite the bargain!
in my classroom:
schedule for the day. At the beginning of the year, all of my students usually
start on a picture schedule or words with pictures that are Velcroed onto a
large strip in their cubbies. Their cubby, and schedule cards are both in their
“color” so that it’s super easy for them to locate their schedule at the
beginning of the year, AND it’s a piece of cake for the adults to reorganize
all the schedule cards at the end of the day when we are redoing schedules for
the next day.
In order to keep up with all the data collected in our classroom, I created
data binders and data clipboards for each student in our classroom. The
clipboards are hung in a central location in our classroom so when an adult knows
they are working with a certain student, they can quickly grab their clipboard
to take data.
specific items they are working on, such as our language station, I use the
color-coding system as well. In the picture before, the boxes are coded with
the student’s colors, along with the binders that we use to collect data on
discrete trial training and fluency of mastered skills.
at the beginning of the year with all the “copied” workbook materials we use.
For example, in a student’s reading binder, I have tabs for writing, Word’s
Their Way, phonics, handwriting, etc. Of course, the student’s binders are
covered with their color paper and either “reading” or “math” for easy access
for the adults and the students.