Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.
Anecdotal notes Sometimes you notice things that your students are doing, but you're not doing a running record on them...but you need to remember to address it. I just keep a stack of sticky notes on my desk and jot down the problem. Then, I stick it on their tab in the binder on this little printable: