Welcome to Miss Rivera's Advisory!!!
Week of 3/27/17
Welcome! Thank you to those of you who attended Student Led Conferences. If you were unable to attend and would like to schedule a make up conference, please email me. This week we will begin our next project on Landmarks. As a class we will study various landmarks and their impact on their communities. Students will then design their own landmark and create a sales pitch explaining why it should be designed. I'll be sending home a letter this week explaining the project and standards to be assessed.
NEW!! Grading System
We are in the process of changing how we evaluate students to standards based grading. There will no longer be letter grades on the report card, instead there will be a 1-4 number scale on individual common core standards. These numbers do not align to letter grades. They will give parents a clearer understanding of where your child is performing within each standard. If you have any questions on this new format please do not hesitate to contact me. Below is a breakdown of each number score:
4=Exceeding Standards (These will be given rarely)
Demonstrates superior understandings
Exceeds requirements for grade-level work
Consistently applies and extends learned concepts and skills independently
Demonstrates and applies knowledge and understanding of learned concepts and skills
Meets requirements for grade -level work
Completes work accurately and independently
Demonstrates partial understandings
Beginning to meet requirements for grade-level work
Requires some extra time, instruction, assistance and/ or practice
1= Below Standards
Demonstrates minimal understandings
Seldom meets requirements for grade-level work
Requires an extended amount of time, instruction, assistance and/ or practice
Owl of the Month
I selected Aidan for my confidence owl. Aidan never hesitates to raise his hand in class and share. He is kind to his classmates and helps whoever may need it. He continues to be a leader in the classroom. Way to go Aidan! :)
Remind Sign Up!
You can text @hk7k6f to the number 81010 to register.
We will continue to use Seesaw in our classroom. Your child will have his or her own learning journal, and you can get notified when your child adds new items. It's completely private -- only you can see your child's journal outside of class. Click on https://app.seesaw.me/s/248-938-946 to sign up -- it takes just 30 seconds.
Once you sign up, you can download the Seesaw Parent app for iPhone or Android, or access your child's journal on the web.
If you have more than one child using Seesaw, or want to add a new class/school year for your child, follow the link in this email, then click 'Sign in' tab at the top. You do not need to create a new account.
If your child has food that is to be microwaved I ask that it be no longer than 2 minutes. Our classroom is a peanut and tree nut free classroom. Thank you for helping keep our children safe.
Drop Off/Pick up Procedure
In order for us to use all of our time in class effectively, I'm asking that students and parents say their goodbyes at line up. Parents will not be allowed to use the classroom as an exit, instead please use the hallway or outside gate.
If you have to pick up your child early from class, see the front office and they will come to get your child. At the end of the day we will exit using the side door near the patio cover.
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*Charter Authority Meeting March 31st
For every purchase our classroom receives points toward new books for our library!
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