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Around the Year in Basic Skills: Manic Monday Assessment Freebie!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Happy Monday!  If you're like me, then you're busy trying to update your assessments.  If you're also like me, it drives you crazy that your assessment resources are all in different places (if you even have any!)  I've been working on putting together a PreK basic skills assessment for the beginning, middle and end of the year and it is finished!  (For the most part.  Going to go back and add a beginning sound assessment!)

I am so excited and can't wait to start using it this week!  This assessment resource includes both recording sheets and visual charts to use.  Click on the picture for your freebie, or you can download at my Teachers Pay Teacher store by clicking here.

*Note: There was a typo in the lowercase alphabet charts that has been fixed as of 01/22.*


  1. Awesome! I'm using this for my 4 year old at home:)

    1. So glad you can use it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. This is perfect for my Transitional Kindergarteners. Thanks!

  3. Great idea! I also spent my years before Kindergarten in 6th grade. I bet we could share some interesting stories! Cute blog! :)
    Kindergarten Faith

    1. Thanks Faith! We definitely should swap stories sometime! :) The contrast is definitely amazing. I never thought I'd want to teach the lower grades, but my kiddos have quite converted me! :)

  4. Jess, thanks for the freebie on assessments. I needed something just like this. I am going to be starting a new teaching job soon and this would be a perfect addition to my classroom. Thanks so much!

    The Convenient Teacher

    1. I'm so glad you'll be able to use them! :) Thanks for always leaving such kind feedback!

  5. What a fabulous freebie, thanks so much for sharing girl! I cannot wait to start using it. It is perfect timing too - I have some 5th grade honor students that will be working with my kids and this will be a great tool to use before they get started to see what skills I want them to focus on. Also, I just saw you won the TPT gift card from Mrs. Leeby - congrats love! Hope all is well :)

    1. Thank you Khrys! I know I have been needing something like this forever, so I just made it. Glad you can use it! :) Thinking of you and hoping your surgery goes well!


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