Classroom management is key to student and teacher success! Here are some Microsoft Excel classroom management and organizational forms that you can use (I also have a classroom management file that is a Microsoft Word file with different and more forms) to assist your management. In this file, you will find the following:
1. Daily Conduct Sheet: You can use this sheet to record the students' conduct grades, as well as place a mark or tally under each behavior they display as many times as they display it. I keep this on my clipboard every day and it is my documentation of their behaviors and their conduct grade for that day.
2. Daily Behavior Log: We all have different organizational and management styles. You can use this log to record the number of the rule that was broken next to their name if this is the way you would prefer to record their behaviors.
3. Conduct Grade Log: If you are like most of us who have no grade book anymore (most are electronic), you can use this to record the conduct grades daily and keep for quick reference.
4. Parent Call Log: Parents are our biggest allies! As you know, we must document our conversations with them, though. Use this log to document when you talked and what you discussed.
5. Weekly Homework and Conduct Sheet: Students can use this to record their homework, parents will initial it when it is complete, you can record their conduct grade at the bottom, parents can initial it, and then you can circle next to the subject "yes" or "no" for whether or not they completed the assignment. This is a good way to keep communication open among the three of you (teacher, student, parent) with regards to homework and conduct.
6. Grade book: If you are like most of us who have no grade book anymore (most are electronic), you can use this to record the subject grades weekly for quick reference, should you choose.
7. Book Assignments: It is sometimes difficult to keep track of what students have what textbooks, especially if the mobility rate of your students is very high. Use this form to keep track of what student has what book number.
8. Attendance Log: Attendance is so vital! If you are like most of us who have no grade book anymore (most are electronic), you can use this to record their attendance daily. You can even post this on your door and have students initial it every day before walking into class. That way, they keep attendance for you.
9. School Supply List: This is a great tool to use to record who brought what school supplies. It can be updated easily and when students move or ask for supplies back, you know who brought what.
10. Weekly Grade Report: This is a wonderful form to attach to signed papers or send home in place of signed papers, if your administration does not allow them to leave campus (because they don't always return). It tells the parent what the grades for each assignment are and what the child's overall grade is that week.
11. Science Learning Log: This learning log is very easy to use and applicable to any science experiment. The students can complete this before, during, and after science experiments.
12. Science Quick write: This is a great ticket-to-leave or review of yesterday's lesson. The students quickly write about what they learned for the day or what they learned the day before. Writing it down helps the material to stay in their memory longer. It also requires them to make it applicable to their lives, ask questions about the concept or skill, and make connections to it.
13. Reading Log: We all know that children should read for at least 20 minutes per night. This is the perfect weekly reading log for them. They write the title, author, illustrator, a short reflection of what they wrote, and a parent signs it to confirm that they read for 20 minutes. This should be a daily homework activity for your children.