Here are some of the assessments that I have used in my teaching:

  • Pamphlets

Here is an example of a pamphlet one of my grade 2 students created for a guided reading lesson.

  • Posters

Here is health poster that all my grade K-2 students created for a unit.


  • KWL charts

Here is an example of a KWL chart that did for the beginning of a unit in health.


  • Writing Prompts
  • Thumbs up, down, sideways
  • Questioning
  • Exit Slips
  • Email me
  • Quiz

Here is a math quiz that I created for a math group.

  • Worksheets

Over the first year of my teaching, I created a bunch of different math worksheets for my students as an extra supplement. Here are some examples:

Estimating grade 1 worksheet

Number Arrangements grade 1

Math Word Problems

Subtraction practice using pictures grade 1

Ten Frames grade 1 worksheet

  • Skits
  • Discussions
  • Checklists
  • Interviews
  • Research Projects (on Chromebooks and paper)
  • Circle Talks
  • Graffiti Wall
  • Cut and Paste

Here is just one example of a cut and glue that we have done. This unit was about “Needs and Wants,” although we have done many other cut and glue activities in phonics as well.


  • Collages

Here is an example of a collage that the students created.


  • Games
  • building structures
  • making models
  • anecdotal records

Here are some anecdotal records I use for math, guided reading, and writing.


The one formative assessment that I found the students responded really well to was the “thumbs up, down and sideways.” The students really enjoyed that I genuinely wanted to know if they liked an activity and what we could do differently to make it even better. I was in a split class of grades 3,4, and 5, but I also had the opportunity to work with grades k-2 as well. I found lot’s of these assessments worked well with the younger and older students.