Once students sign in, they are to unpack their book bags. These labels are part of my Print, Laminate, Go: Cubby Area Visuals pack, and they really help my students put things in the correct baskets. I use binders for our daily parent communication logs, and send home homework folders on Mondays and the students are to return them on Fridays.
Our front door has tons of visuals I utilize every time we get in line. As you can see in the pictures below, I taped off squares on the floor using duct tape for the students to stand in. This really cuts down on behaviors and helps the students know exactly where to stand through visual proximity.
In the beginning of the school year, we use check schedule cards (that match the student’s color, of course) to cue the students to check their schedules during transitions. Eventually these can be phased out as the students learn to immediately go to their schedules during a transition time.
I also leave each student’s data binder in his/her cubby for easy access throughout the day. I have data sheets all over the classroom in each center for my TA’s and I to fill out. It’s very easy to organize these data sheets in their binders once they are filled out.
Once sheet I absolutely adore is the assessment log. I keep several copies of these in the student’s data binder to keep track of all the assessments given throughout the school year. Of course, I collect tons of data throughout the day and through electronic testing, but it is nice to keep a record of assessments given each month. The sheet shown below is part of my Special Educator’s Everything Binder.