Grading is based on effort, as well as correct answers. While I do feel that each item that your child completes is important and I will look at each of them, I will not take a grade on all of them. Late assignments will lose one letter grade for each day they are late. Work received later than three days late will NOT be accepted and given a zero. In the learning process your child is going to make mistakes, and that will help them to learn and grow. However, there are many areas of learning that need to be mastered and therefore will be graded. When papers come home, the ones placed in the grade book will have a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F). You can access your child’s grades on ARIES by getting a password from the district office.
59% and below-F
Papers without a name will be lowered one letter grade.
Graded papers will be sent home every Tuesday. I ask that you look over them, sign the paper attached to the front page, and return all papers with your child by Friday. They will sit out recess if these papers are not returned by Friday.
Reports-There will be three major reports this year. They will be based on the
California Indians, the California Missions, and the Gold Rush. These will be worth a major part of their Social Studies grade.
Tests- Spelling and reading tests are done on a weekly basis. There will be tests in other subjects at the end of a chapter. It is important that they study for their spelling, vocabulary, and reading tests. These tests add up to a major part of their final grade.
Homework- A homework packet will go home with the student every Monday. The packet should be completed and turned in every Thursday. If it is not turned in on time, they will have to work on it at recess until it is completed. Also, any assignment that is not completed in class is considered homework and due the next day. I will be checking work on a daily basis for credit. The students who do not have their homework will work on it at recess. Any student who has two late assignments for the week will be assigned an afterschool detention. If a student is absent, I give them one day for each day they have missed to make up their work. I am willing to send work home for them if they would like.