Announcements

Announcements

**General Information Page (This information stays the same.)**

***Please see the Homework  page for weekly assignments.

 

 

Monday:  Gym 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Tuesday:  Computers 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m./Library 11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Wednesday:  Gym 9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m./Music 12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Thursday:  Art  9:40 a.m. -10:20 a.m.
Friday:  Mass 8:30 a.m.

** Due to the late lunch time (12:00 - 12:40 p.m.), children will be allowed to bring a snack.  We will have a short snack break around 10 a.m.  Please consider healthy choices.  I will send a newsletter home with more information.


Due to food allergies, the same policies are in effect this year.   No food items are allowed for birthday treats. Pencils or a class book donation may be alternative suggestions.  There are 21 children in our class.

All homework assignments are posted daily and reviewed before dismissal.  Students are expected to copy down assignments into their student planners and pack the appropriate materials needed to complete the assignments.  Any missing homework, without a parent/guardian note, will result in the loss of 5 tickets.  I usually have the week's assignments posted  on the weblog by Sunday night or by 7:45a.m. on Monday.  Homework is a great way to teach responsibility, but missed assignments occasionally happen.  However, please do not write excuses for your child if missed homework happens often.  Instead, let's work together to improve your child's organizational skills.   

Grading Policy:

Grading Scale:

  • A  -  93 - 100%
  • B  -  85 - 92%
  • C  -  77 - 84%
  • D  -  69 - 76%
  • F  -     0 - 68%

Grades are posted on PowerSchool.  Extra credit work may be assigned at the end of the trimester in order to bring a grade within a D range.  Extra credit work will notbe an option for grades falling within the B or C range. Extra credit/bonus points are often given in math and science.

Any test score below 77% requires a  parent signature.  A score of 60% will be entered in Power School if the score was below 60%.

Homework is not counted as a grade.

Consequences for Negative Behavior

1st-Warning  [Please keep in mind this is given after other measures have been tried, such as redirection, proximity, etc.]

2nd-5 minutes away from group + reflection sheet

3rd-10 minutes away from group + reflection sheet + call to parents + Behavior Modification Plan

4th-Mrs. Edwards or Mrs. Kehoe intervention + meeting with parents

Links:

http://www.spellingcity.com/janczak    [New spelling words (Units1 to Unit 18) are listed for this year.  Unit 1 is at the very bottom of the list.]

www.mathletics.com

https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw/vocabularyworkshop.com  Choose the green book. 

www.aplusmath.com

 

 

 


Research/Alternative Assessment Projects:  These are a student's introduction to long-term assignments and are used as alternative grades for students who aren't always successful on written tests.  Long-term assignments involve the use of reference materials and careful planning.  I always give a project sheet listing the assignment, expectations, and due date.

Unfinished Work:  This is work not completed in class, usually because of poor time management skills.  Enough class time is given for the average student to finish the assignment.  If you are seeing multiple subjects being done as homework, your child is probably having difficulty getting started on a task, staying focused, or using free time wisely.

Test Review:  Students know at least 3 days in advance of a test.  They are usually given a study guide (Math, Science, Social Studies) so they know what concepts to focus on for the test.  I also post the study guide information on my weblog.  It is very important to learn positive studying strategies at an early grade level.