Quick Checks are a part of my day. You know I am lucky enough to be in a primary school.
I have a little more than 500 students from kindergarten to second grade. I also have a “campus-style” school.
We have a main building for the office, cafeteria, gym, computer lab, clinic, and library. We have no enclosed hallways for our first and second grade classes.
Our kindergarten classes are in a separate building with 4 classrooms that open to a hallway. When I am doing Friday quick checks for interventions or updating Fountas and Pinnell benchmarks, it takes too much time to get a student, walk back to my office, do a quick check, and walk the student back.
I also hate to walk into a classroom, interrupt what’s going on, and try to get an assessment completed with regular classroom distractions. SOOO…
Quick Checks on the Go
I have a rolling cart just inside my classroom with 2 chairs waiting.
I can wheel it into the kindergarten hallway, flip down the chairs and have an instant assessment table. I
have always had big plans for my cart. Sticky tape for velcro, so I can attach a cute apron around the edges. I’ve even envisioned an apron with pockets.
BUT, that hasn’t happened. How would you fix it?
I can test a student, pick up the chairs and move to the next room.
What are your best “on the go” ideas for testing?