News for the week of October 15, 2018 Newsletter Now that the weather is turning cooler please remember that children go out to recess every day that it is not raining and they should have appropriate outerwear to keep warn. See below for a reminder concerning grading and assessment. READING: PHONICS: . SPELLING: t. WORDS TO KNOW: MATH: Please review your child's math papers every day. It is beneficial to help children correct their mistakes on papers that are sent home. We will have our mid-chapter quiz on subtraction concepts this week. SOCIAL STUDIES: Maps SCIENCE: Seasonal Patterns Assessments and Grading Guidelines Formative assessments make up 25% of the quarterly grade. They are to guide the next steps in the learning process. Weekly spelling tests, weekly Words to Know, weekly Comprehension and Phonics tests and mid-chapter math tests are all Formative Assessments. Formative assessments can take many forms and are not limited to the above. Summative Assessmen make up 75% of the quarterly report card grades and they provide evidence of the mastery of skills. These are given at the end of a unit or chapter. A summative grade of a D or F requires a reassessment after reteaching. The most recent score will be recorded. A/B/C grades for Summative can be reassessed, but only one per subject per quarter, and again the most recent score will be recorded.