I also had plans derailed because I *of course* came down with a massive chest cold within the first three days of school!
Today I'm going to talk about ISN's, yes, again. Are you doing them yet? Why not? Why are you?
Here are the top five reasons why I do the ISN with my middle schoolers:
1. Students are organized
2. Students are organized
3. Students are organized
4. Students are organized
5. Students are organized
Obviously there are many other reasons, such as ease of grading, less time spent looking for papers, clear expectations and routines, etc... but my biggest takeaway is that students know where to find stuff. We spend a great deal of time getting this ready to go at the beginning of the school year. More so this year because I really want to be prepared when my maternity sub comes in, and I want students to clearly see the importance of this notebook. We are finally starting content on Monday, as we spent two days doing this, one day with Library Orientation, and two days doing Performance Series testing last week. I'm so pumped to get into some actual content with my kiddos!
I would LOVE to offer this in my TpT store, but I wanted to get some feedback first. I'm planning to include the following in this bundle, but I want to know what you would want from this!
What do you want to see on the tabs and cover pages? What more would you want in here? What other questions do people have about "doing" interactive student notebooks?
So what's coming next? Look for a content heavy post coming up soon on how I do my introductory unit with students to teach anchor skills! :) Hope everyone is happy, healthy, and making time for themselves!