Grades are calculated on a total points system and based upon keyboarding participation & skill, class assignments and projects, tests, & notebook checks.
Not doing an assignment or turning in late work results in lost points, and is the worst thing a student can do!
Generally, my assigntments are worth 10 points, major tests are usually 50 to 100. The point totals and the number or the type of assignments may vary due to school activities, and the capabilities of students as a class.
The interactive notebook is used for class homework assignments. Handouts covering the topics being taught are issued to all students. Students participate in class activities, and are then assigned short reflection writing essays to help improve critical their critical thinking and writing skills. Students must particpate in doing their notebooks to earn a passing grade.
NO NOTEBOOK = NO PASSING GRADE!
Grading is scheduled approximately every 4 weeks and correspond with Progress Reports and the end of the semester. Please check your students’ Progress Reports and my comments on their progress.
Also, please be sure to check the Calendar Page and the Home Page frequently for updated events and information for your benefit. Remember that your child's attitude and your support for their learning has a great deal to do with his or her success in school!