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The Teacher Cheat Sheet



Hello!  It's Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Sometimes the simplest things end up being the most valuable in the classroom for me!  The teacher cheat sheet is possibly the center of all classroom happenings and it gets little to NO attention on the blog!  Time to fix that today!!


I am NOT a fan of constant documentation.  I mean we don't usually have the time to use the restroom let alone document everything happening daily, can I get an amen?

So here's a simple solution to the documentation issues we all face daily!


Each week on a cute clipboard of choice, you have a blank cheat sheet.  {pictured below on the left}

As 3,647 small things come up each day you jot down on your cheat sheet so you only have one consistent place to look for the entire week's happenings.  Keep it where you always have it handy.  Take it to recess, take it to lunch, have it when parents call asking when things happened.  It's a simple solution to the chaos!  

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The red marks on the right are examples of things I may write down in a given week. 

I keep it to ten rows because I never used all 24 kid's names in a week and the spaces get too small to really write what is happening if you put to many boxes on a sheet.  Ten seemed to be the perfect amount per week needed.

 I leave all of the sheets on the clipboard for the entire semester underneath so I can flip back when I get a phone call and have answers ready!  Once the pages on the bottom are really outdated,  I slide them out and place them in a file until the end of the school year.  {Just in case}

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To get this cheat sheet I am going to have you head to my facebook page and use the freebie tab!  Hope it helps simplify your school year craziness!  :) 
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13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this idea! I am so glad you shared this! Every teacher should be using this!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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  2. This will be awesome!!! So, you do NOT write down your whole class on the sheet, am I correct? Just the problem/frequent behavior problems? I can understand the space issue on the sheet, and not having enough room, that's a good idea; just thought I'd check with you to ask you how you decide the 10 kids who go on the sheet. Thanks in advance!

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    1. I write in any name and any item I need to document. I tried having the student names already on the document, but the boxes were so small I never could write anything that helped me document correctly. :) This way I can put in any student and any issue. :)

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    2. Thanks for your quick reply! I forgot to ask you is this formatted so I can type my kids names and the date at the top? or do I have to handwrite them in? Thanks again!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!! Soooo easy, but super efficient!! That is my goal/motto this year - work smarter not harder!! I have a parent documentation book, but it's not the best when it is by my phone on other side of room, have to flip through, need to document emails more, etc. thanks for something so easy, but so useful!

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  4. What a great idea! I might even just write down the names in each space, so I could write down more than 10 a week, if needed. Or, since I have 24 students, create 12 rows and print back-to-back for each week. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing!

    What I Have Learned

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  5. Wow, this is such a great idea!! One of my goals for this school year is to be more organized, and this is DEFINITELY going to help me do that!! Thank you so very much for sharing!! :-)

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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  6. OMG!!! That is totally awesome and just what I need!!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  7. Love this idea! So much better than my little sticky notes all over the place by the end of the day! Love your clipboard! Did you make it with tape or order it from somewhere? I think I want my own fun clipboard this year!! Thanks!

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  8. This is fabulous. I can't believe it never occurred to me! :)

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  9. Is this still on your Facebook page? I liked your page but I did not see a freebies tab on there. Thanks!

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