• Philosophy of Education
     
       As a fifth grade teacher, I believe that a school, its staff and its teachers must be focused on one common goal:  the students.  The first responsibility to everyone in a school community should be to guarantee a safe learning environment that allows its students to take risks and not only learn from their teachers and peers, but also from their own mistakes.  This includes acting as positive role models for the students, proactively enforcing school policies and assuring that students have access to any reasonable services the school can offer. 
     
    Philosophy of Grading:
         
         As an educator, I believe that a grade should represent what students have learned based on their level of mastery of the district objectives and Common Core learning standards.  Grading practices should be used to promote learning, accomplishments, and academic growth.  All grades should be communicated with both students and parents.  Grades should be seen as a tool to foster academic growth and demonstrate the student's achievement.       
        
         Students' performance will be measured using many forms of assessments, including class work and formal assessments.  Homework will not be graded, but will be used as a means of daily evaluation.
     

     

    Subject: Math

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Math tests

    50%

    Quarterly Tests & Math Unit Tests

     

     

     

    Math quizzes/Classwork

    50%

    Quizzes/Daily Review

     

    Subject: ELA

    Writing

     

     

    Areas that make up the student's mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Summative Writing Assessment

    20%

    The units are called Effective Communicator

    Formative Writing Assignments

    30%

     

     

     

     

    Reading

     

     

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Reading tests

    30%

    Quarterly Tests & Reading Tests

    Reading quizzes/Classwork

    20%

    Reading Comprehension Quizzes

     

     

    Subject: Science

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Quizzes/Classwork

    40%

    Quizzes, projects, and labs

    Tests

    60%

    Unit Tests and Quarterly Assessment

     

    Subject: Social Studies

    Areas that make up the student’s mark

    The percentage of the mark made up by this area

    Notes

    Quizzes/Classwork

    40%

    Quizzes and projects

    Tests

    60%

    Quarterly Assessment and Unit Tests