Having a system to monitor your whole class in a simple and fast way is huge in the everyday classroom. I've found that having somewhere quick to jot down a note about a student then quickly about another student is so important to always have access to.
I use this two simple system on clipboards all the time in the classroom. For short writing conferences, recording student topics, math notes, behavior observations, independent reading observations and more. I simply have a file with multiple copies of each one and just pull one out when I begin class observations for something new.
There are two different editable template included in this download.
- One full page for longer observations
- One 3 per page for students tallies or short daily notes.