I just started thinking about putting together our EAGLE notebooks… mainly because I start picking up the components during summer sales! With my kindergartners, I use a 1 inch white binder (with the clear pocket cover).
I add a zipper pocket, for any notes or money from home. We call it our “Bird’s Nest” to go along with the whole eagle theme.
Right in the front I put our ABC’s of Kindergarten (this is ours from last year). This gives parents an overview of the ins and outs of our class… and really helps answer most questions they have at the beginning of the year (and it’s in there all year for easy reference!!)
SIDE NOTE: If anyone can figure out what I’m doing wrong to embed Google docs…
kiss their feet REALLY appreciate it!!!
The next section is where we keep our calendar agenda pages. I made 3 different versions–actually based on what my teammates preferred. I use this one.
these agenda pages to keep both parents and students up-to-date with class
happenings and announcements.
record a highlight from the day’s lessons, classroom announcement, homework, or
whatever you wish! With younger students, I have had success with attaching a
mailing label in this area.
perfect for jotting notes back and forth.
The best part is they are all kept in the notebook for easy
to record daily behavior. This can help
establish quality student behavior discussions between students and their
parents! Our school uses Baldrige Quality
Students, so we write a Q for quality student behavior (or the first letter of
the behavior they needed to practice—Listening, Respect, Working hard,
etc). In the past, I have also used smiley
faces that the students draw in the circle (purple excited face, green smiley
face, yellow straight face, or red frown face).
it. This allows the teacher to know if
parents are aware of classroom announcements and upcoming events, as well as
any behavioral challenges the student may be experiencing.
Do you use home/school communication binders too?
What do you include??