Use these anecdotal record sheets to keep notes on student achievement within a small group. There are a variety of templates, so you can pick the one that matches your small group size. For instance, you can keep notes on a group of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 students. This record sheet is meant to track students progress across a unit.
I found this resource the most helpful when it came time for report writing. I looked at a row of notes I kept on a student and it made it a lot easier to remember all the wonderful experiences and specific examples of learning that took place.
Practical Use: I used this resource in my KG2 and First grade class. We used the Kath Murdoch inquiry cycle, so I labeled the top boxes according to each phase of the inquiry cycle. Then, as students demonstrated how they "tuned in" or "found out," I wrote a note to represent what they did. At the end of the unit, the result was a personalized inquiry narrative for each student.
Practical Use: I also used this resource to keep track of how my students exemplified a Learner Profile or Attitude (This refers to a PYP requirement, but most schools have similar character programs or language.) I put the trait I was looking for in the top box, then wrote a note about the student's actions.
I would suggest aligning the top area of the anecdotal record sheet with your school's report criteria. I had to report on learner profiles, attitudes, and the inquiry cycle so these sheets made it easier to track that while it was happening. As a result, the report comments practically wrote themselves!
Like this resource? Make sure to check out my other anecdotal record sheet resources:
* Anecdotal Record Sheets for Whole Class (Unit) - Track student progress across a unit! This resource is very similar to the small group sheets, however, it can be printed on A3 paper and has space for up to 25 students on one sheet. This is useful for teachers who do not want to manage multiple papers and prefer to see the class overview on one sheet.
* Anecdotal Record Sheets for Whole Class (Subject) - FREE! Track the whole class progress across a specific content! This resource shows 25 boxes (one for each student) and there is space for you to write how they performed regarding one set of criteria. For example, assess how they were caring or a good communicator. Similarly, you can assess how they work toward a standard or skill.
Try putting one small group record sheet at each class center to easily track your observations!
Student leaders in your class can also be in charge of a sheet and track who has come to a center or who completed a task!