Homework every day because students need to take an active interest in their own learning.
Independent learning: students need to take on the responsibility of their own learning.
Students will know what grades they have earned at any given time. They need to take the responsibility for the grades they have earned.
Word processing skills: typing 10+ words per minute, saving documents, and power point programs for Fairy Tale.
Monthly book reports/report wheel/different types of writing/science fiction, fiction, realistic fiction, biographies, poetry, mystery, and so on.
Effort is the most important aspect of learning. A student can be brilliant, but if they don't show effort they will miss out.
Students will be graded on a standard A, B, C, D, F scale. In middle school, the students will be graded by this scale as 4, 3, 2, 1 isn't a very effective way to show students their success level. A (3) can range from 70% to 95% and they are proficient.
The students need to know just what grades they have earned.
Students will be required to retake core subject tests when they receive a C- or lower grade. The goal is to become proficient/advance with their subject matter.
Students need to pay attention when anyone is addressing the class.Students need to raise their hands to be called on to add to the discussions or to ask questions.
Students need to raise their hands to be called on to add to the discussions or to ask questions.Homework assignments and projects are the student's responsibility---their parents are not in my class, so the students are held responsible for getting their agendas, homework, projects, and tests signed.
Homework assignments and projects are the student's responsibility---their parents are not in my class, so the students are held responsible for getting their agendas, homework, projects, and tests signed.
Work not completed at home will be done during recess time. Their homework is also added into their grade point average and will lower/or raise their subject grade.