Tuesday, November 24, 2015

News from 7-O English

All word work grades have now been entered, these are summative assignments that should be re-taken if a student got less than a 2.5.  The re-take window closes on December 7th.

The scores are based on the following:
0-1 incorrect (includes spelling) - 3
2 incorrect - 2.5
3-4 incorrect - 2
5 incorrect - 1.5
6-8 incorrect - 1
9 or 10 incorrect - IE = insufficient evidence
Most students are doing really well with choosing their path, while a few are not choosing well and consistently do not study or finish their work.  This may be a great opportunity to ask them about their study habits and how they are staying organized. 

The only homework over break is to read!  The students book shopped from more than $2,000 worth of new books yesterday as I had won a grant for brand new books plus picked up 3 boxes of books at the conference.  There is definitely no reason to not find an amazing book in our classroom with the students having access to many advance review copies as well.

I hope you have an incredible break.  Please know how thankful we are for these kids and just how much we love our jobs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Word Work Re-takes Explained

With our foray into word work, I thought it would be nice to explain the re-take policy for any of it.

How are they assessed?
The packets are assessed for completion as well as spelling.
The quizzes are assessed for correctness, as well as spelling.

Who can re-take?
Anyone that wants to show a deeper understanding of the words and their definition.

How does a re-take work?
Path 1:
If a child wants to -re-take the quiz, they can if they got more than a 2 on it.  They then need to see me to schedule a re-take. If they got a 1 or a 1.5, they need to do the packet (path 2) as their re-take since the quiz did not seem to work too well.

Path 2 and Path 3:
Simply fix the mistakes and do any missing work and re-hand in the same packet.

The window is open for 2 weeks after every due date.  So this time all re-takes are due to me be the 20th.

Further questions?
Contact me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Parent Survey Before Fall Conferences

In order to best prepare for our upcoming fall conference, I invite you to fill out the following survey so that I can prepare accordingly.so your needs can be met.