reblogged from hisnamewasbeanni
I have just tried to mark a bunch if work that has piled up because of reports pushing everything to the side. I was planning on getting through a bunch of worksheets and some bookwork done before nicely organising it into files and recording my evidence.
This is for my year 1/year 2 class
Sheet set one - done today. Basic number activity describing a 2 digit number in by tens/ones, count on, before/after, words/numerals etc. We have done it almost everyday for the last 3 weeks.
I look at the first one… unfinished despite lots of pretty colours and a picture around the ‘twenty-six’ written. I move on. Next one is neat and tidy and finished. I mark it happily and find there is no name so I cant file it or record it in any way. Put it on a pile to work out for later. After this it gets worse.
I decide that any with no names are crumpled and thrown at the bin, leaving a mess on the floor. Unfinished ones get a nice little reminder and the students can do it AS WELL as tomorrows number card.
I am finished the first set of sheets with only half the class completing their work in any meaningful way, 4 others with extra work to do and the rest with their work a crumpled pile on the floor.
All the other marking can go and get fucked because Its probably the same and its not like I havent GONE OVER NAMES ON SHEETS a million times. I have the class repeat it back to me, I have them physically put their finger where the name IS written - not where it is GOING to be written. And still no names.
At least it is better than their bookwork where I have to constantly write, in BIG RED LETTERS
STOP DO NOT GO PAST THIS PAGE!!! GO BACK AND USE YOUR PAGES!!!
because some of them are well over half way through a book spacing out work that could fit on the first 4 pages without even being messy.
But they did better in PE today and we had fun.
Kids and names on sheets, whats the deal?