Free Teacher Binder Cover

Lately, I've been working on organizing my teaching materials to make life a little easier for me once school starts back in a few weeks.  One of the top things on my to-do list was creating a Teaching Binder where I have class information, meeting information, and assessment documents, as well as teaching resoures and materials for myself. 

I found the colorful binder pictured above from Avery at Target and just knew I had to make it cute by adding a binder cover and spine.  This is what I came up with:

I've also created a spine to fit the following binder sizes:
  • 1 inch
  • 1.5 inches
  • 2 inches
  • 3 inches
  • 4 inches
If you would like a copy of this binder cover and spine to make your life as a teacher easier (not to mention cuter!), you can download it for free here.

Free Summer Goals Checklist

If you're like me, you have a long to-do list during your summer break.  Whether it be lesson planning, classroom organization, Teachers Pay Teachers, household projects, or lifestyle goals, there is A LOT I want to accomplish while I am on summer vacation! 

Although I am pretty good at keeping a list in my head, it helps me to physically be able to check items off a list.  There's just something about checking off an item that makes me motivated!  Instead of making a list on a post-it note, I decided to create a goal sheet to print and hang on my refrigerator.  The result was this My Summer Goals checklist!

Included in the free printable are 12 slots for you to write down goals you want to accomplish.  As you complete an item on the checklist, you can simply cross it out, or, if you're a teacher like me who loves to color, you can use crayons to color the boxes!  Those Crayola's make it pretty and colorful!
If you're ready to get started on those summer goals of yours, you can download the free goals checklist, here!

Free Pre-K Assessment

Are you a Pre-K or Preschool Teacher?  Or maybe a parent who wants to help their child prepare for Kindergarten?  If so, this free Pre-K assessment and data tracker will help keep you accountable for your student/child's learning! 
Free Pre-K Assessment
This free Pre-K assessment assesses the following skill areas:
  • name writing
  • color identification
  • letter identification (both uppercase and lowercase)
  • letter sounds
  • counting
  • shape identification
  • subitizing
  • letter formation (both uppercase and lowercase letters)
To give the assessment, I suggest making a copy for each child, as well one single copy for all students to refer to.  I would copy the assessment front/back, but for blog picture purposes I printed it on two different sheets! Students will need to mark on their actual copy for only the handwritten name and letter formation parts.  For the rest of the assessment, students should refer to the copy for all students, while the teacher marks the child's results on the child's assessment sheet.
What should my child know for Kindergarten?
After assessing a student, there are spaces on the assessment sheet to tally the results.  Then, simply transfer the data to the class data sheet.  The data sheet is divided into three sections for assessing students at the beginning of the school year, mid-year, and end of the school year.  Having all of this information on the same sheet will allow you to easily track student progress.

I hope this assessment will help you monitor your student/child's progress.  Keeping track of data is a great way to know which areas to work on with a child. 
If you are the parent of a youngster, this assessment will give you an idea of skills you can practice with your child, but please don't feel they have to know ALL of this before Kindergarten.  It will simply give you ideas of skills to expose your child to in everyday learning. 
Download Free Pre-K Assessment!

If you would like a copy of this assessment for free, click here to download!