A portfolio is a sampling of information relating to a child’s developmental progress in a school setting. A portfolio contains work samples that are representative of where a child is at a particular time. It clearly shows development as it continues throughout the school year. A portfolio is an effective assessment tool that authentically documents a child’s progress and serves as a great reporting tool as well.
We have used portfolios for about 15 years now. They have not only proven to be effective assessment tools, but we have also found them to be very popular with parents and students alike. Furthermore, they continue to be loved throughout the years.
Memory books are also a great tool to keep “favorite” school memories alive. We have merged the memory book idea and included it as part of the portfolio system.
This product has been built for your flexibility. There are portfolio covers and binder end tags provided for all grades Pre-K, K and 1st. There is also a black and white option to run on colored tag, as colored ink is generally at a premium.
The product is then divided into sections: Beginning of the year essentials, month by month work samples, pages to use throughout the year to document memories, and an end of the year section.
This summer, we will be adding other portfolio options. These will include adding math, science, art and more to this existing portfolio template. Also many of our units include portfolio suggestions.
Kindergarten Kiosk is a team of 3 kindergarten teachers with a combined 50 years of teaching experience. We each hold a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading. Kathy and Kathleen have published 13 books on reading, writing and math. They are the authors of the best seller,"Writing Effective Report Card Comments." Please visit our new blog at http://kindergartenkiosk.blogspot.com/ we will be posting great kindergarten ideas that are tried and tested.
We believe that early learners should be active participants of their own learning! Hands-on-games are the core of our child-centered approach to teaching! Student scores will soar if children play while they learn. Also the children will love school and love learning! And yes, the teacher will also love teaching!