I don't like grading because I don't feel that it always accurately displays what a student knows about a subject or topic. However, we teachers are required to grade student's work.
Pin It Do you have a few students who can't seem to complete assignments and turn them in on time? Yet when you talk to their parents, you hear the story, "But he said he finished all his homework!
The problem with this scenario is that the problem can't be solved without the parents and teacher working together closely for a few weeks to find out where the system is breaking down. Parents can't make sure kids are doing homework if they don't know about assignments until the end of each week or, worse, when mid-term reports come out.
I created this Daily Report to help me stay in touch with parents and to make sure that problems are caught right away. Each day the student writes his or her homework down in a notebook or planner and brings it to show me along with this Daily Report form.
I complete the boxes by writing an S, N, or U to show how the student's day has gone, and the student takes it home his or her parents to sign. If parents will set up simple incentives, like allowing the child to stay up late on Friday for a certain number of Satisfactory ratings, this report works very well to stop problems in their tracks.
It's not something you want to use all year, but it is quite effective for getting students back on track. I hope you find it to be useful!Thankful Writing is a freebie from Laura Candler that's a step-by-step writing lesson and a craftivity all in one! The final project is sent home with students to be shared with their families on Thanksgiving day, and it's sure to be a memorable keepsake!
Sep 18, · Yeah this concept is very new and i can really learn many writing tips from this blog post. This independent activity will give them positive message.
This independent activity will give them positive message. May 01, · by Laura Candler 4th - 6th Grade Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Sorting is a freebie from Laura Candler that helps students understand the differences between these three concepts by having them sort examples into categories.
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Laura has 29 years experience teaching elementary and middle school. She is a workshop consultant and the author of more than a dozen books for teachers, including Empowering Readers: A Quick Start Guide to Reading Workshop.
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts! Grab these free Thanksgiving writing prompts - two each for opinion informative and narrative writing. Use them with your Paragraph of the Week program at a writing center for homework journals etc.
Get them here! sherrie Fishbowl Multiplication Freebie - Common Core Aligned with heartoftexashop.comA.1 - Fishbowl Multiplication is a simple hands-on activity created by Laura Candler for helping students make the transition from addition to multiplication.
Students use manipulatives to discover that multiplication facts are just another way of writing addition facts.