Ms. Perry's Class Site

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Classroom Expectations

Assessments: The following areas will all be taken into consideration when evaluating student performance:

Knowing and Understanding

Investigating

Critical Thinking

Communicating

Content

Organization

Style and Language

Producing Text

Homework Expectations: All students are expected to read for 10 to 20 minutes per night. The only way to become a better reader is to practice!! Please encourage your child to read every evening before going to bed. The 5/6 team believes that no child should be working on school work longer than 50 to 60 minutes per night. We know that many students are involved in extracurricular activities that get them home later in the evening. I will not be assigning additional work for students at night unless it is to review for an assessment or to finish up an important piece of work.

Personal Management / Behavior Learning Targets: Academic behaviors are absolutely critical for student success. These behaviors are often indicators for a student’s performance on a summative assessment. We will focus on the following skills throughout the year:

Managing responsibilities

Self-directing Learning

Communicating and working within a group.

How parents/students will access information about classwork/homework:

Students are expected to bring a planner to class and use it. Students should also check my Google Classroom which I'll update daily with assignments.

Handouts: Students are provided hard copies of all assignments in class, but all assignments will be available digitally via Google Classroom.

Independent Reading: The expectation is that each student will have a free reading with them during all core classes. They can check out books from our school library before/after school or during WIN time with prior permission. I also have a classroom library that students are welcome to borrow books from.

How Parents Can Help:

Follow up with your student– ask to see their work and completed assignments.

Establish good routines and hold students accountable for doing their best work.

Encourage students to reflect on their successes and failures.

Help students to solve their own problems.