Week of May 6
Guest speakers from aerospace engineering! Monday 1:00-2:20
On next sunny day-make and use sundials to show earth's rotation is real!
Finish lesson 1
Revolutionary War continued. Students use graphic organizers to finish and turn in final papers.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I do check my email regularly.
Google Classroom login info:
email: first name last email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
password: fifthpink# or fifthlime# (their # is their class #).
*Band is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:35-3:15
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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!