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Permission Slips due
Friday, April 11

Spring Break - 4/14-/4/21

Overture Field Trip
Friday, April 25

READING

Every Friday students should submit reading minutes with a parent signature.  Reading minutes can be submitted the following Monday for full credit but will not be accepted after Monday.  Students should be reading a minimum of 120 minutes per week.

At the end of the quarter the reading minutes will be averaged and graded accordingly:

4: 240 minutes plus per week

3.5: 181-240 minutes per week

3: 120-180 minutes per week

2.5: 90-119 minutes per week

2: 60-89 minutes per week

1.5: 31-49 minutes per week

1: less than 30 minutes per week

LANGUAGE ARTS

WEEKLY HOMEWORK


CURRENT UNIT

We are beginning a civil rights unit.  We will study the time period through three historical fiction texts:

Fire from the Rock

Mississippi Trial, 1955

Legend of Buddy Bush

We will also learn from famous speeches as well as nonfiction texts about the Civil Rights Movement.

 
SOCIAL STUDIES
CURRENT UNIT
Chapter 30: Alexander the Great
ESSENTIAL QUESTION
How did Alexander build his empire?
LONG TERM HOMEWORK
There will be an assessment for this unit before spring break during the week of 4/7.

ONLINE TEXTBOOK
Each student can access the full textbook online.
Website: teachtci.com
** Click on "sign in" then make sure it is set to "student sign in."
Teacher email: skbertalan@madison.k12.wi.us
Username: student's first name followed by their last initial, without a space.
Password: tigers


INFINITE CAMPUS

Homework assignments, including reading minutes, are graded on a check, check plus, or check minus scale.  This is a little tricky to translate into infinite campus.  This is how I make it work:
  • "C" in infinite campus means the assignment was adequately completed.  
  • "-" means that the assignment, while complete, lacked depth.  
  • "I" means the assignment was incomplete.  
  • "+" means the assignment was completed above and beyond expectations.
  • "A" means the student was absent and the student is either excused or the score will be updated when the work is completed. 

Again, this scale is mostly used for homework. In class assignments, projects, and tests will be graded on a 1-4 scale.


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katie bertalan,
Oct 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
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