• Philosophy of Education

    I believe that all students have the right to learn in a safe school and classroom community.  I provide the opportunity for students to acquire the skills and knowledge which will enable them to become independent, responsible, respectful and productive citizens.  

    Philosophy of Grading

     

    Our curriculum is taught through the introduction of skills, daily practice, quizzes, and tests.  Grading reflects an average of performance based upon assessments and quizzes that demonstrate knowledge as it relates to our district prioritized curriculum guides and the New York State Standards. Homework is not graded, but is used as a means of daily evaluation.  Resources include district textbooks,  Effective Communicator Writing Program, Sitton Word Study program, and other supplemental materials to support our curriculum.

     

    Quizzes are weighed 40%.  Tests are weighed 60%.  

     

    Subject: Math/Social Studies and Science

    Areas that make up the student’s average

    The percentage of the average made up by this area

    Notes

    Tests

    60%

    VVS Quarterly Tests,  Unit Tests(Scott Foresman)

    Quizzes

    40%

    Unit Checkpoints(Scott Foresman), Cumulative Reviews,Teacher developed quizzes, classwork

                                                                                                      

    Subject: Reading

    Areas that make up the student’s average

    The percentage of the average made up by this area

    Notes

    Reading tests

    30%

    Quarterly Assessments (Unit Tests-Scott Foresman), Selection Assesments and Fresh Reads

    Reading quizzes

    20%

     Comprehension Checks, classwork

     

    Subject: Writing

    Areas that make up the student’s average

    The percentage of the average made up by this area

    Notes

    Effective Communicator Writing Assessment

    30%

    At the end of each unit there is an assessment that the students complete independently.

    Weekly Writing

    20%

    Effective Communicator practice 3 for each unit, Journal Writing, Teacher developed assignments and Daily Oral Language