Ok, I just posted regarding gradebook and parent communication, but now I want to run my idea for managing actual student work by you. I want this to work, so I need honest constructive feedback and I know you are all GREAT at that, so thanks in advance. In each classroom I will have a box that holds the student's folders. *Folders will contain ALL student work. *four pieces will be graded each term (I figure I only see the kids 8 times total) - Grading is based on understanding, improvement, and completion *folders are kept in the teachers room and I will collect them bi-weekly to grade the assignments *attendance can be tracked in the folder, absent students will obviously not pick up their folder at the beginning of class *make up assignments can be clipped to the front of the folder to be completed, signed, and return in the folder *grades can be tracked in the folder EXAMPLE of grade tracker in folder - I am thinking this will be good for conferences. I will have my plans written out in advance and print up a sheet like this that include the description of the projects I intend to grade. NAME DAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Attendance Assignment #1 description grade Assignment #2 description grade Assignment #3 description grade Assignment #4 description grade This is for grades K-3...what do you think?