Jottings are a very brief recording, usually only a few sentences (or paragraph at most). It is typically written after an event occurs, focusing on a significant behaviour the child displays. They are to be written in an objective and non judgemental way. Photos and work samples can also be used in conjunction with each jotting.
Jottings can be used as part of an educators observation methods when observing a child. A jotting observation can take place during every day routines as the child interacts with peers, activities and materials and during a spontaneous event.
Jottings are a quick way of recording significant information about the child. This template includes:
- Child's Name
- Child's Age
- Focus Area
- Dates of each of three jottings
- 3 Photo images
- 3 Jotting boxes
- Linking to the outcomes
- Jungle theme