Right now, this is just for "fun" and has kept me busy editing some of my teaching resources. This is a never ending job that I could be working on forever! ;) The more I have gotten into this the more addicting I see it can be! Between starting a blog, updating resources to perfection, thinking about incorporating Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter...marketing...whew! It can get overwhelming. For now, I will just start slow and see what comes naturally. :)

I have a few simple freebies on my TPT site that I would like to share! The first one is my favorite way to keep track of homework (my students always liked it, too).

Click on the homework graph to go to my TPT site and download for free! |

So, I would assign homework several times a week. When students came into class they would always get out their homework and their homework graph. I would walk around the room to see that they did their homework. I used a system of marking on their homework graph 3, 2, 1, or 0. A mark of a 3 meant that their homework was complete and all work was shown. I would mark a 2 or a 1 if they didn't finish their homework or didn't show work. Of course, they would get a 0 if they didn't do their homework.

Students would grade their OWN homework and get a percentage (we spend a great deal of time in the beginning of the year teaching students how to do this). Students would then graph their percentage on their homework graph.

These homework graphs are a GREAT resource! Students can have visual representation of what concepts they are understanding or their lack of understanding just by looking at this bar graph. It is also a great way for them to see missing assignments.

I collected the homework graphs at the end of each week and entered the assignments into the gradebook. This was a much quicker and more effective way of keeping track of homework, for me.

There is also a place for parents to initial the graph. They could always see how their child was doing on homework! Parents loved this!

Download the homework graph and let me know what you think! Does it work for you? Leave me some feedback on TPT - I would appreciate it!

Happy Teaching!

Kim