I made my own gradebook this year. I made a classlist grid for each subject and placed them in section for each of the 4 quarters of the school year. In the back I made a section for taking notes or recording responses. I designed and laminated the front and back cover, copied my class information on the inside of the cover and took it all to Kinko's to be spiral bound for the price of $3.00. I have wanted to do this for years...so excited that I finally took the time to get it done! I will use this and a "growing learners" notebook for writing workshop and work station conferences to keep me super organized this year. To keep track of papers and work samples I use a folder for each student that I can easily take to meetings or organize for conferences.