Well the report cards are finished and will get to you on Friday, the 16th. Remember the grades are online, for you to check anytime. Meanwhile, the new trimester has begun. The first set of grades are on Jupiter Grades. Remember the new rules for this trimester - the students have one full week to turn in late work, before the grade drops to 70 percent. Also, I expect the students to write their full name and teacher on each piece of paper. If that does not happen, I am removing 5% from the grade. So, if you see 5% removed, that is why. This is not meant to dramatically lower grades. I teach almost 80 students on a daily basis and it is really important to make sure each paper is properly headed.
The next couple of weeks are interesting. This week coming week is a short one, four days. And the next week is a two day week. Monday the 19th is our field trip to the Science Center (we get to see the Space Shuttle), and the 20th is Grandparents day. No school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of that week.
I have to tell you all that I am really proud of the students. This past week, especially, the students were very well focused, and they worked very hard. Nicely done.
Don't forget to feel free to email me, I'm better at the email than I am with the phone, and ask any questions you have.