By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
HomeworkOur homework is meant to be practice and reinforcement of skills learned in class. Daily home practice helps reinforce what the students are learning in school. Our homework consists of:
- Daily reading for at least 20 minutes (with a family member or other adult).
- Phonics Practice and Handwriting practice will be attached to your child's Everyday Folder. These should be done with an adult at least twice a week. Nothing will need to be returned to school for this.
GradesIt is the responsibility of each student to work towards improvement of his or her grade. Students will receive one of the following scores in each area: satisfactory (S); Progressing (P); or needs improvement (N) in skill areas of each subject. In Kindergarten, we do not offer O’s as a grading option because we are all progressing in a variety of basic skills.Participation and completion of work (at school and at home) is what we focus on for the first quarter. As we settle in to the year, assignments will become more complex, but participation and striving to complete work are two big things we try to push in Kindergarten.Grades in our classroom are calculated by homework completion, classroom participation, and several assessments given throughout the trimester e.g. math tests, one on one reading fluency checks, and writing samples. Student participation is crucial in any grade, but especially important in Kindergarten. We have a lot of foundation skills to cover, so I make note of which students are focused and trying their best each day.
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary school report cards are available at the end of each grading period and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to your school office about Family Access or learn more here.
I will include comments with all my report cards so please let me know if you have any questions.
ClassroomEPIC!ClassDojoEngaging students and connecting parents to the classroomNational Geographic KidsExploring the worldLink to Keyboarding Without Tears, Reflex Math, and other programsNeed Google accountEmail address: 28jsmith (graduation year student's first initial last name)@students.ohsd.netPassword: oak XXXXX (lunch number)