Have you seen that LONG tattle telling form and thought... That's a lot of paper? or My students are not going to fill that out?
Here is the solution for you. I have used this in my classroom for 11 years and now I have fancied it up just for YOU... My special blog followers... because I have no linky for late Tuesday night :)
I have a index card box I continue to file these in throughout the year for documentation. However, I am not allowed to work in my classroom at all this summer... so I can't show you a real picture. Here's what I made for you and for me.
I used scrapbook paper to make a larger pocket card, I'm sure you all have seen this on pinterest. I also will laminate and locate nearest the door. You will be surprised how many students drop off notes at the beginning or end of the day. They just slide them in while no one is looking.
Students can write their notes on any scrap paper, I have never used this form before, but these were the requirements for the notes. Make sure you envelope dips down a little in the front so you can see when notes are in there. Students will normally fold or hide their note away from other kids reading it.
Here's the link to this freebie:
This form is great for students to relay a multitude of different messages to you from great/private/announcement news to personal problems in class, or other areas of their life. It also serves as a wonderful form of documentation if you file them all in one area. Students put the form or a blank paper in the envelope when they have a chance, teachers read as soon as possible and handle it according. ZERO tattle telling in class. This has been the most wonderful thing in my classroom, so I thought I would share. Other teachers talk about students blurting out, shouting, just plain tattle telling at recess in the hall, etc.... NOPE, not me, students know to fill out a short form. Waaa lah! I hope you enjoy.
And I have a new grant on DONORS CHOOSE if you could consider donating to an IPAD for my class. Thanks everyone:)
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