Hi all, I've taught early childhood for many years but this is my first year in public pre-k. I feel like I'm drowning in creative curriculum requirements. We are to have three observations on the 50 objectives per child at every checkpoint, with three checkpoints per year. It's starting to feel like an end in itself, rather than a tool for teaching. I try to enter my anecdotals every night, and my para enters hers once a week or so. Then I look at hers and edit because she misses applicable objectives. Still, it's faster to edit than to enter all of them myself. Once a week I do a group observation, usually what we did for small group that week. We've been told to go lightly on the group observations because the state can disregard any data they feel isn't specific to the individual. Once every three weeks I've been looking at each child's objective report to see what's lacking, but that's a long time-consuming process. I do love the job and everything else is going well, besides the daunting task of going after and managing all that data. I'm interested in any streamlining tips I can glean from those of you who have used the ccnet website for awhile. Thanks in advance!