Progress Reports/PowerSchool Freeze

Hello everyone, Teachers have to submit grades for Progress Reports. I’ll be giving an No Grade to students that transferred late to my classes, and a letter grade for everyone else. This is not a permanent grade. Assignments can still be submitted and your scores can and will go up. There’s going to be a…

Thank You, Donors! Project Funded! @DonorsChoose

My Donors Choose project, which the 6th grade team talked about creating, has been funded!  We’ve got 300 sets of headphone with mics coming to us shortly after Sept. 15. I’d like to make sure that they’re going to students with the noisiest households and the students that need the equipment the most because of…

Books and Equipment check-outs!

I’ve scheduled Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, from 12-1pm, as the days that I’ll be checking out books and equipment for students. Year 1 students, you’ll need to come by to check out your Video textbook. This will also be the time to check-out a camcorder if you don’t have anything to create videos with…

Concerning Grades: An Open Letter to @UTR

This is a copy of an email that I’ve sent to UTR today. I’d appreciate any feedback or input you may have. I know many teachers and parents are concerned with teachers providing a more rigorous distance learning experience than the end of last school year. While agree I with these sentiments, I am also…

Distance Learning Bonanza! DL Strategies, Tips, etc.

There are so many resources concerning distance learning instruction for teachers! With all that’s out there, I wanted to create a list for myself, coworkers, and for other teachers AND parents that would like to read up on Distance Learning. My list is currently heavy on the Social Emotional Learning strategies/needs/lessons for students in DL….

Crazy Times and School Closure – Q4 Begins

Hello and welcome back to school – sort of. It seems like the whole world has turned upside down for some of us, while others may be sitting at home wondering what all the fuss is about. I wanted to give students a little information about what’s taking place right now and what to expect…

Short Note on Grades

I hadn’t planned on explaining my decision. But since students have asked, I’ll share my response: I kept everyone’s percentage, but gave all students an A. My assignments are created for students to master their topics, and I expect students to work on them as best they can in MY CLASSROOM. Since we were not…

Activity Updates

This is all from what was posted on Google Classroom so parents can stay up to date too. Assignments are voluntary, they will not be part of the gradebook nor count for any extra credit. For 6th and 8th Grade ELA classes: Hello all, welcome to another week at home! I’d like students to continue…