Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Made It: Sub Folder Refresh

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This week was STILL crazy--so my "Made Its" are minimal.  I love to link up anyway because this linky keeps me accountable all summer long!
This week I decided it was time to update my 7 year old sub folder...I think you'll see why.

I decided to make it a binder instead--so I got started on my updates!

I still have some work to do--I want to put in some true "emergency" plans--in case I just cannot get in to leave plans.  At least it's started!

I've been pretty slow getting going on new products this summer--I've just been so busy with my son and baseball.  I started to update an old product, but it turned into something totally new.  

When I meet with small intervention groups, I always feel kind of "scattered" and unfocused.  I wanted to create a set of learning targets that really applied to all areas of reading...from reading "habits", to accuracy, to fluency, to comprehension, to responding to reading--all areas that could be trouble for students.  I made this set of targets in full page goals as well as in bookmark size to give to students.  I am going to print the full page versions to put in a binder so I can display it right at my group table and then will have each student use the matching bookmark as we work through that skill.  I tried to keep it organized by color coding the background to match the category of goal so the purple goals are related to fluency, the blue ones are related to reading habits, red and green are fiction and nonfiction comprehension--and more!  See what you think!  I'll even leaveit on sale for a few days in case you want to give it a try.  

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  1. This is great! I have a sub binder and tub but would love to see what you have in your binder!

  2. I have a binder with all things from daily schedules, overviews of how lit. & math blocks/workshops run, drill locations, class lists, slips for recording grades, etc.

    I've been through three maternity leaves and my sub (amazing) RAVED about it when I put it together for my first son. I kept it for my daughter's leave and then decided to update it and keep it around for ANY sub. After my leave for my second son, my sub continued to tell me how thankful she was for my binder and how she wished that everyone would have one. I shared the idea with my team so they could try it out.

    You just never know what's going to happen and when you'll be out (and sometimes for how long). It's nice to know the prodecures, etc. are taken care of when you barely have a chance to get plans done and may not have a familiar sub in your room.

  3. I love both of your items! I have had the thought to redo my sub folder as well. I really like how you did yours! I think I rely too much on my adult help and those kids who are with it!!! I also love your bookmarks! I may have to borrow that idea!


  4. I don't know why, but I think sub folders are hard to make! I know I'm always leaving something important out. I think it's so much easier to be at school:) although not always possible.
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  5. sub folder is old and certainly needs a make over. I bought a binder last year, but that was as far as I got. Thanks for the inspiration!

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