Adding OBSERVATION Notes

As you observe children, you can keep a log of important observations. These notes will then be available to you as you fill out Progress Checkpoints at the end of each season.

  1. Place your cursor over the Document & Assess menu, then click on Observation Notes.

  2. Select a class from the side navigation.

    To change the sorting option for your class list, please refer to the My Profile section in this manual.
    The Classroom Sorting Option will allow you to display your class by either last name alphabetically or first name alphabetically.

  3. To add an observation for a child, click on Add New next to the child’s name.

  4. If the observation is for more than one child, put a check next to each of the children's names and then click the Add Group Observations button.

  5. Fill out the observation form. You can choose to upload a file (transfer a file from your computer to CreativeCurriculum.net) to support the observation (e.g., short sound clips or digital sample work products). Uploaded (transferred) files are located in the Portfolios section for future reference. The maximum file size you can upload is 2MB.

    Valid file types for uploading are JPG, JPEG, GIF, MP3, MPG, MPEG, AVI, TIFF, MOV, AIFF, DOC, PDF, and WAV.

  6. You can also choose to share the portfolio item with parents invited to CreativeCurriculum.net. Click on Share with Invited Parents. When you submit the observation, the uploaded file will be sent to the parents.

The observation note will not be shared.

  1. The 50 objectives of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool are listed at the bottom of the screen. Identify which objective(s) apply to this observation. You will refer to these later when entering Progress Checkpoints.

    HINT
    : Click on the objective number to view a full description and examples for that objective.

  2. Click the SUBMIT button. You will see a new screen. Here you will be able to view all observations logged for this child.

    HINT
    : Before you submit, click the Check Spelling button to check your work.

  3. To get back to the main screen, click on the class name.

  4. To view observations for a previous season, select the season or year from the yellow box on the top right. Click GO.

*LITERACY AND MATH FORMS:
The following Literacy and Math Forms are embedded within CreativeCurriculum.net:

Alphabetic Observation Form Objectives 46 & 50
Print and Book Concepts Form Objective 45
Phonological Awareness Form Objective 38
Numbers and Operations Form Objectives 33 & 34

When you check that an observation note meets any of the above referenced objectives, you will be taken to the corresponding form.  Once there, place a check in all statements that apply to that child, then click the
SAVE button.