Today marks the beginning of the second nine weeks’ grading period. There will be a few changes this nine weeks. First, all students received a new schedule today showing their new connections classes. Some students got a schedule change for academics…those were minimal and have been addressed.
Beginning today all students will pack up their backpacks prior to going to connections. They will take their belongings with them when they go to the connections hallway. This will eliminate some of the doubling back and stress the students are experiencing at the end of the day.
IMPORTANT GRADING WEIGHT CHANGE: SINCE WE HAVE GONE BACK TO A QUARTER SYSTEM FROM A SEMESTER SYSTEM, I NEED TO ADJUST THE CATEGORIES USED FOR GRADING IN ALL READING CLASSES. THE NEW CATEGORIES AND WEIGHTS ARE AS FOLLOWS –
FORMATIVE (CLASSWORK/QUIZZES) = 40%
SUMMATIVE (TESTS/PERFORMANCE TASKS) = 60%
THIS DOES NOT CHANGE THE WEIGHTS AS THEY STOOD LAST NINE WEEKS; IT’S JUST THAT THE TESTS/PERFORMANCE TASKS CATEGORIES HAVE BEEN COMBINED INTO ONE.
Blocks 1, 3, 5: today in class we were in the media center to checkout new pleasure reading books and then we read chapter 15 in our novel in character parts.
HW 1, 3, 5: None
Blocks 2, 4: today in class we were in the media center to checkout new pleasure reading books. You then worked with your groups to create/finalize your PSA for your subgroup of hunger. We will be presenting our PSAs in class starting on Thursday.
HW 2, 4: None