This weekly checklist helps your students track their effort in class everyday. Rating themselves 1, 2 or 3 in the categories of warm up, notes, practice, and behavior, this is a simple but powerful way for students to begin to take ownership over their engagement and effort in class. It also serves as a great tool to ground conversations about the relationship between test and quiz grades and classwork.
After rating themselves in these 4 categories everyday, students finish the week by tallying their total score for the week and leaving notes for you, the teacher, if they have any comments they want to add.
For teachers, this is a great way to give meaningful classwork grades without drowning in paperwork. Kids score themselves, and as a teacher you simply sort through the graded sheets each Friday and edit the scores you feel are inaccurate. Otherwise, you just record the grades the kids calculated and write comments in the designated space, if you wish.
This is general enough to use in any math class, but I use it for ninth grade Algebra.
Hope this freebie is helpful! If you use it, please tag me in Instagram or comment on my blog post about this :)