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    This website is an excellent resource to find information on our daily schedule, classroom discipline plan, Class Dojo, report card guidelines, testing information, and so much more. Explore and learn! If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at my school email address jennifer.bourque@marion.k12.fl.us  or call 352-671-7125.


    January 13th Newsletter

    Language Arts/Reading

    Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions

    More Reading Passages and Questions


    Go Math Lesson 6.1- https://youtu.be/dDMGjgMqxLY 

    Exploring the 120 Chart

    120 Chart Activities

    December Mystery Picture- 120 Chart

    AR Home Connect


     Report Card Guidelines

       Grades are taken for:

    • English Language Arts

    • Mathematics

    • Science

    • Social Studies


    Within each of these subjects grades are broken down into categories and have weighted percentages.


    English Language Arts is comprised of:

    Foundational Skills (30%) would be phonics assessments such as spelling tests. It also includes reading fluency and accuracy grades as well as sight word checks.

    Comprehension (40%) grades are taken from reading assessments and comprehension activities. . At the beginning of the year we will primarily focus on listening comprehension.  Teacher will read passage, questions, and answer choices.  Students will work toward become independent readers. 


    Communication (30%) grades include but are not limited to writing prompts, grammar checks, book responses, handwriting activities, speaking and listening exercises.


    Mathematics is comprised of:

    Assessments (50%) are created by a team at the district level. 

    Participation (20%)  Student engagemenet in class assignments and discussions. 

    Classwork/Practice (30%)  Work done in small group and independently at math centers. These grades are sometimes taken from the workbook pages, math journals or checkpoint quizzes.



    Science is comprised of:

    Assessments (40%) Our assessments will primarily come from Stemscopes and will reflect mastery of information we've covered using Stemscopes curriculum. 

    Science Notebooks (30%) are kept in the classroom. These notebooks contain lab write ups, observations, diagrams, data records, vocabulary, labeled drawing, etc. Not all assignments are graded but if one is the students are told beforehand. Each assignment is graded with a rubric.

    Classwork/Participation (30%) is daily assignments, quizzes and lab participation. 


    Social Studies is broken into:

    Performance Based Tasks (55%) are projects or presentations that are graded with a rubric. Assessments are also available through various textbooks and resources.

    Classwork/Participation (45%) are not limited to but can be daily assignments, discussions, projects or quizzes.







     Class Dojo

    This website/app allows the teacher to give points for positive behaviors and take away points for negative behaviors. Parents receive an invite through their cellphone or email and can monitor their child’s behavior. Class Dojo points are exchanged for eagle bucks that can be used in our classroom store, for campus events and the eagle cart.  We will still continue to use our daily "color" behavior chart.  Each student will start the day on E.  He/she will have the opportunity to move up to E+.    Your child's "color" will also correspond to his/her percentage of Class Dojo.



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