Welcome back from Spring Break! We are going to be learning some really cool things this last quarter so get excited!
First of all-our next guest speaker comes on Friday, March 29th at 1:00. Dr. Candan Tamerler is a professor at KU in bioengineering and biomimetics. Thank you to Dr. DeAgostino for helping set up our visit. She will also be speaking to the 6th grade class as well.
Week of March 18
Students do "teach the teacher" activity on food chains, food webs and energy pyramids.
HW-"sum it up" pages 314-317. Will correct and review in class.
complete interactive notebooks.
HW p. 52 in workbook.
March 29-Guest speaker
April 18-22-no school (Easter Triduum and Easter Monday)
April 30-Fine Arts Night
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I will grade students on a variety of assessments including, homework, tests, group work, participation and projects. Students know that they need to be active participants in any group work and turn in their highest quality work in order to earn total possible points.
If your child is absent, sometimes they can make up the work, but it's not always possible to do the exact work we did in class. I cannot replicate the support I give in a lesson and hand over work at the end of the day and expect your child to do it with out any class discussion or interaction with either peers or teacher. Education is more than just the grade on a report card, it's an experience that happens at school. 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.
For missing homework-each student will get 2 chances per quarter for missing homework to be replaced. (i.e. I need to make a copy of lost homework).
These guidelines will help your student be organized, responsible and ready for 6th grade!