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Lesson Plans

RE: grades in elementary

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Julie Brady (jbrady)
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 08:25:21 -0500 (EST)

We have to give grades of "S = satisfactory" or "N = needs improvement" for
fourth and fifth grades (no grades for third grade and younger). I, too,
find this ridiculous. I give my grades on participation and behavior. We
can also give a one line comment. The majority of my students get an "S"
unless they really stick out for one reason or another. If their behavior
and participation is good AND they are very talented, they get an "S" and a
comment on their skills. If their behavior and participation are poor they
get an "N". I have a few students that have horrible behavior and
participation skills, but are good artists. They still get an "N" but I
make a comment about talent and potential. I feel at this age we must
stress participation, cooperation, and behavior. If they don't attain
these skills at a young age, they are bound to fail when they get older.


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