Welcome to my Back to School Week! Today, I'm focusing on my speech folders!
Student folders really help me stay organized. I use them to keep data, student information, and sticker charts, as well as student work samples!
Each folder is a 2-pocket file folder (without the 3-punch thing in the middle). You can get them from Target for $0.10. I get different colors and let the students pick which color they want. If you're not a fan of the 2-pocket file folders, you can keep them in a large 3-ring binder with separate sections for each grade! (This is what I do for all of the students who don't come to my actual speech room (mostly inclusion and consult students).
Here's what I include in my student speech folders:
Parent Student Information Sheet: I send this home for parents to fill out. It gives me their important information at my fingertips without me having to look it up, and gives me an insight into what the parents' concerns are for their kids long before I meet them at an IEP meeting.
Student Data Sheets: I keep one of these in the folders for each goal. We may not take data on every goal every day, but again, it helps students to take accountability of their progress and self-monitor. They LOVE to color in their data and see their graphs rise! Even my Pre-K and Kindergarten students do this, with a little help!
Having everything together and easily accessible for each child makes my life much easier. Whether I keep them in separate folders or one big binder (I've done it both ways), these student folder sheets keep me organized and on track!
You can download these student folder sheets for FREE in my TPT Store! Click on the picture or the link below!
Here's a breakdown of the posts for the rest of the week:
Tuesday: Getting to Know Your Kids
Wednesday: Expectations & Behavior Management
Thursday: TEAM Work
Friday: Therapy Planning & Wingin' It!