Good evening, Families!
After 3 weeks of grades, I am starting to get to know your children and they are starting to get to know me. Obviously every teacher has a different teaching style and to that same point, we all have little nuances when entering information into Progress Book. As a result, I wanted to use this post to update you on some things I do in Progress Book to help you navigate how your child is doing.
When you log into Progress Book (this image is from a laptop, not a mobile device), please make sure you go to "Grades" on the left side. Each subject can be clicked on to give you more detail about the assignments entered. Please note that I input grades by standard or topic so they may appear to be entered twice. However, this is just how the information is organized: first accumulated by subject and then broken down by standard.
You may see some icons next to percentages on the right. Those are:
M = Missing
L = Late
W = Weighted (tests carry more weight than classwork)
I try to make sure I am caught up on grades from the week by Sunday, but sometimes life happens. Please feel free to email me if you ever have any questions. I prefer email; it keeps me organized. I am happy to call after I see your email if needed.
With regards to the assignments, we had a great week! Those that stay with me for math got through our second topic, and everyone did great on the assessment Thursday. Those scores are in ProgressBook and will be released to the students tomorrow in Schoolwork. We completed our airplane experiment in Science and made significant headway with maps in Social Studies. And finally, we got through the fifth chapter in our class novel, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. If anyone is struggling with the book (or any future class novels), I recommend getting a copy from the library and reading it at home with your child. Sometimes getting the audiobook is a huge help, too. I love listening to the books my daughter is reading while we drive places together. It leads to great discussion, and I feel like I am in the know! 😉
This coming week we are celebrating "Hello Week." Please check out the email sent home from the district on the 16th for more information. We will be adding to those valuable events in our class by starting our "Second Step" program. The children did this last year, too. It is a social-emotional lesson once a week that is supported by our guidance counselor, Mrs. Kerrigan. I will be sending information about it home this week.
In our core subjects, we will be looking at different strategies for multiplying and dividing, getting through another five or six chapters in Tales, learning about more features on a map, and learning about vertebrates and invertebrates in science. Thankfully I have a great class to navigate the content with this year! It is another whole week with a lot to accomplish.
Upcoming Dates to Know:
September 21 - Parent Meeting at 7pm if your child is interested in playing violin
September 22 - Wear Green for "Hello Week"
September 24 - Wear your Bath Team Hero shirts, PTA Meeting, and class store day!
September 29 - Fundraiser Kick-Off
October 8 - No School / NEOEA Day