Originally Posted by Blue
Having them sign in is such a great way to track writing skills.
Which is why after many different types of sign-ins, I have moved to having them write their names in small notebooks. It is a great way to see their growth through the year.
Also, as they progress, they can write their last name or a small word wall I have, or their friends' names or family names.
I have used slips of paper which I would put in their portfolios or they would take home, but I got sick of all the slips. I have used a roster in big print where they wrote the name next to their name but whenever I got a new student I had to change it. I have used chart paper on the wall where I wrote their names in highlighter and they traced over until they were ready to write independently, but you can't put it in a portfolio.