- Our classroom is our home. In 5th grade, we are a family and we work together as a team. The rules are simple and basic...BE A LEADER, BE PREPARED, SHOW RESPECT, TAKE INITIATIVE, BE A TEAM PLAYER, BE THE BEST YOU!
- Consequences for NOT following the rules after initial warnings and redirecting: 1 - Calm Down Corner 2 - One to One Conference with Mrs. Perry 3 - Behavior Notice to Parents 4 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conference
- Behaviors that go beyond these steps will result in lost free time and/or a conference with Mr. Ballenger
Standards Based Report Cards
- This year we will be transitioning to standards based report cards. Each Common Core Standard will be covered various times throughout the year and students will be given a score of 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the standards that have been covered within a particular trimester. Standards that were not covered in that trimester will not be given a score.
- 1 - students have been introduced to the standard and have practiced the standard, but do not have an understanding of the concept - Below Basic
- 2 - students have been introduced to the standard and have practiced the standard and are beginning to show basic understanding, are able to get the questions correct occasionally - Basic
- 3 - students have been introduced to the standards and show a solid understanding of the concept, they are able to accurately answer questions and solve problems most of the time - Proficient
- Grades will be broken into to basic categories, Assessments and Daily Work.
- 4 - students are producing work beyond the stated expectation, they have a solid understanding - Advanced
- ASSESSMENTS will includes tests, projects, final writing assignments, research reports and will make up 60% of their grade.
- DAILY WORK will include class work, collaboration, participation, quizzes, labs, Brave Traits and will make up 40% of their grade.
- TESTING BELIEFS--Students will be allowed to retake tests multiple times in order to show that they have met a standard. In order for a retest to be granted, students must request the retest via e-mail to Mrs. Perry. Students must also participate in re-teaching of the standards prior to being allowed to retest. Re-teaching will be in after school tutoring, small group work with Mrs. Perry, or other opportunities as I see fit. Grades for a retest will not be penalized more than 10 points.
- HOMEWORK: Homework will not necessarily be assigned on a daily basis. It will be given as needed and only to reinforce standards that we have fully covered in class. Students may be expected to work on more extensive writing assignments or projects at home when they are assigned, but again, that will only be once an understanding of the process and expectation has been fully reached in the classroom.
- LATE ASSIGNMENTS are considered any work that is not completed and turned in by the assigned due date. Late assignments will not be given more than a 5 point penalty for each day that it is late. Late assignments may be turned in only if a “Request for Tardy Work” form have been signed and submitted and will only be accepted up to one week beyond the original due date. I will not follow up on late work, it is the students’ responsibility to get it turned in.
- Student success depends a great deal on the student. Student attitude, behavior, and effort directly impact their grades. Students should pay attention, participate, complete all assignments, study, ask for help when needed, and always do their very best. If students bring a positive, inquisitive attitude to class each day, they will do very well indeed!
- EXTRA CREDIT will no be offered in my class as a way to improve upon an existing grade. Students are expected to maintain their grades on work consistently throughout the year.
- EARLY TURN-IN options will be available on all assignments. If students choose to turn in work prior to the due date they will receive 5-10 bonus points depending on the assignment. Early submissions MUST be completed according to the stated directions or they will not be accepted.