I created this template to help teachers take meaningful, in the moment anecdotal notes on their students. This template provides a space for observations and a place for instructional decisions based on the observations. This formative assessment is quick, easy and can be done throughout the year to keep track of student progress.
use address labels, clipboard, and large index cards. Write your notes on the address labels as you walk around and observe. Later, stick them onto the child's index card. Quick and easy! Then, during parent/teacher conferences, just pull out the note card and share your observations.