This checklist has saved my life - no more randomly jotted notes, post-it notes, or other forms of trying to make anecdotal notes about Physical Education, Drama, Music, etc.
This PDF includes:
- Term, Subject, Date lines
- Learning Goal line (great for curriculum expectations)
- 3 lines labeled A, B, C (for specifics you are looking for within the expectation)
- 30 boxes that include student name section, 3 check boxes, and space to write down a small note
Example: I used this for Phys. Ed. Particularly Basketball.
I pulled out a curriculum expectation that went with what I was doing. Then, the three items I focused on was Dribbling, Passing, Shooting - at least that time. I've subbed in Participation, Cooperation, Teamwork, etc. on different occasions. Put in the students names, and off you go! While in the gym, you felt that little Johnny could pass and shoot the basketball, so you check mark beside B and C, and make a small comment (great!). Then find he is not so great at dribbling. Make an X in the box (or a squiggle) and make a comment on it!
The PDF can have text added easily with Adobe. Making this into an editable file is difficult, because of sizing, and tweaking of lines to make everything work. I would recommend printing off copies to keep on hand and put student names in as needed!