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.
HomeworkHomework packets are sent home on Monday and are due on Friday. Homework includes a skill practice page with a reading log and 3-4 pages of additional practice. This generally includes one page each of the following: phonics sight words, handwriting, and math. Some activities are written while others are to be done orally or with materials from home. These activities should not take longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. Also be sure to read with your child and/or have your child read for at least 10-20 minutes a day. This extra help at home will really make a world of difference in your child’s academic progress. Thanks for all your help and all you do for your child.
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.
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Learning to read with phonics
LinkLink 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)