Week of September 17-NO SCHOOL FRIDAY the 21st
- Introduce groups for arcade project
- brainstorm, sketch and describe games.
- make list of materials and divide between students
- bring in first round of materials on Tuesday and Wednesday
- start class timeline, beginning with Olmec and Maya
- read through "Eastern Woodlands" with graphic organizer and complete review questions as a class with "super star" game.
- HW p. 16 in workbooks.
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*Band is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:35-3:15
I have realized that my pool of points for the first 4 weeks of school was just not big enough. If your student did not turn in an assignment, turned it in late, or it was incomplete, it really impacted their grade. Going forward, in addition to giving points for homework and in-class assignments, I am also giving points for group work cooperation and notebook entries for both science and social studies. Students know that they need to be active participants in any group work and turn in their highest quality work in order to earn their daily points. Points are subject to change, but right now it's 2 points for these categories.
If your child is absent, sometimes they can make up the work, but not always because we have to keep moving on with the pace of the unit. In instances where they need to make up work, I will give them a substitute assignment to complete on their own and turn back in.
In general, if your student forgot to do their homework or receives work back with partial credit, they have one week to redo and turn back in, per our homework contract in 5th grade. I will not keep reminding them of this option, students need to be intrinsically motivated to increase their grade on their own. Not all homework can be turned in late. Some assignments are very timely to our class discussions and it's not worth doing after we have these discussions.