Do you use these? I've been reading about the great ways teachers are doing this with the new technology they have, but unfortunately we are still in the ice age when it comes to tech toys in our classroom. People are using clickers or a website survey to post questions and the kids can respond using their ipads-automatic data-which would be soooo cool; but we are going to have to do it the old-fashioned way for now.
One of our evaluation criteria is to "check for understanding" which I know, as teachers we do all day long. But I think I'm going to need more tangible strategies next year to show the kids are getting it. I did it last year regularly for about a whole week. :) Ok, maybe a little longer than that. It just got to be to time-consuming and when I asked the kids to write/draw what they learned that morning, I would get the answer "reading" or my all-time favorite, they would write something from PE every day (they don't even go to PE every day! :). I need to tie it to specific lessons better. Maybe words that begin with the letter/blend we are reviewing, or draw me an example of an AB pattern. I just hate all those piles of papers that inevitably end up piling up.
I do them at the end of the year as t-shirts and am always fascinated by what the kids remember learning:
I just have to figure out a way to do it more regularly day-to-day. Does anyone do this successfully and have ideas to share? :)