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Ways your student will be graded

posted Aug 22, 2016, 6:41 PM by Rebecca Burgess

I will follow the grading scale in the school handbook, and progress reports will go home every few weeks.  You will notice on some assignments I do not assign points but rather evaluate a student's effort. A check plus means extra effort, student has gone above and beyond. A check means satisfactorily completed.  A check minus means the student has given minimal effort, done the least to get by.  In addition, I often give students credit for effort as well as credit for accuracy.  In math, I may give students credit for completing a difficult new concept regardless of accuracy.  And sometimes I spot check, grading for accuracy on part of the problems.  I will always grade for accuracy on quizzes and tests.

On many assignments, particularly writing assignments and special projects, I will use a rubric to evaluate students.  They will be given rubrics ahead of time so they can be sure to follow guidelines.

We are beginning IXL Math and IXL Language

posted Jul 13, 2016, 5:10 AM by Rebecca Burgess   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 6:25 PM ]

Your students will practice assigned math and language skills on the IXL computer program.  They can practice at school or at home.  This program will allow your student to practice skills he or she needs extra practice in or will allow them to advance to more challenging skills they would like to master.  Each student has a password to enter his or her IXL account. 

Field Trip November 4, 2016

posted Jul 13, 2016, 4:55 AM by Rebecca Burgess   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 2:25 AM ]

 Our first field trip will be to the Warner Park Zoo in Chattanooga.  We will enjoy the zoo, especially looking for evidence of animal adaptations, and discussing animal habitats.  We will have a presentation about the work involved in creating new habitats for the zoo.  After fall break, a permission slip and specific information will be sent home with each student.  We are looking for chaperones and drivers to help transport students.  We can keep the cost for the field trip lower with parent transportation rather than using Southern Adventist University Transportation.  Any parent who transports students must have completed "Shield the Vulnerable" as part of our security requirements.

Early dismissal on Fridays

posted Jul 5, 2016, 9:48 AM by Rebecca Burgess   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 6:25 PM ]

Please remember that we have early dismissal on Fridays.  School dismisses at 2:30 p.m. every Friday unless we are beginning vacation breaks.  You will be notified of those schedule changes.

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