Sunday, 11 October 2015

Term 4 No Chore!

Hello teacher friends!

Here in Australia we have just started our final term of school for the year. This means there is only 10 weeks until our summer break starts. This term is filled with lots of exciting activities for our students to finish their year of learning. 
It can be very busy. We have assessments and end of year reports, preparing for new grades, finalising work to be sent home, planning for the following year - the list goes on as you well know! I've teamed up with some online Australian blogging friends to bring you some tried and tested teacher tips that you can implement now, or begin to plan for to make this term easy to manage.

After you have read my tip, please visit the other blogs in the link up below to find more ways to cruise through Term 4.

Tip - Assessment Checklist
At the end of the year there are lots of assessments to complete in preparation for reports. I create a checklist for the assessments I need to complete. I record the students names down the left side of a table, then write in the assessment tasks across the top. When I've completed an assessment on a student I tick it off, that way I can see what data I've collected about each child and what I'm missing.

I hope this tips has been useful. Make sure you check out the other great tips shared on the blogs below:



  1. I love the assessment checklist Jem! You've just reminded me about the Maths assessment... I'll need to make one of these!
    Stars and Wishes

  2. The assessment checklist is a great idea Jem! I have one but it is hand written lol. Should get working on that. :)

  3. This is a great idea so we don't accidentally forget that a child was absent on assessment days. Usually I'd write myself a post-it note but they tend to flutter away or get buried!

  4. Simple, yet effective! Thanks for reminding me that I need to get organised with this sooner rather than later.

  5. I am such a fan of checklists - they are up there with lists. Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  6. I need to be better with checklists - lol! I am prone to the post-it note collection around assessment time. This was a great reminder!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  7. Such a simple and effective idea. From your Instagram photos and your blog, I imagine your classroom to be organised always! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I love your organisation skills Jem!