This Number of the Day file is a worksheet template that can be used to organize a student's "Do First" work for an entire week. In my classroom I give my students 5 questions each day that are usually skills based and also spiral in review throughout the year. I also give my students a bonus question each day that is either a challenging problem or a problem that previews a skill we will learn the following day. I give my students 6 minutes to solve the problems independently once they have entered my class. When the time is up the students (who sit at tables that can seat 6) always rotate the paper one to the right to the classmate that will grade their paper. I have them rotate the same direction each time to minimize the time it will take them to begin grading. This also allows me to know which student is always grading each paper and allows me to troubleshoot any issues of grading accuracy quickly. I will then go over the answers on the board/powerpoint. Students grade their classmate's paper, enter the grade on the front of the paper, record "YES" or "NO" for accuracy in solving the bonus problem, and will then rotate the paper back to its owner. The student will view their grade and then place the paper into the middle of the table. I have a paper/plastic folder that holds the Number of the Day papers for each table. One student from each table will return the folder to a bookshelf/are in the classroom where it will be picked up again by that same student the following day when they enter the class again. On Friday (or the last day of the week I give the Number of the Day) I will ask a student to pick up the number of the day papers from the tables and turn in the classroom set of papers. The students from each table that normally pick up the folders will return the EMPTY folders to the bookshelf/area of the room for the following week.
I find the average of their grade and write it in the last column. This grade is entered as a classwork grade in my gradebook.