Monday, March 25, 2013

Charlotte the Scientist

My daughter Charlotte made some scientific observations today while I was out running some errands. When I came home, she wanted to tell me all about it. I asked her if I could get her explanation on video, but she didn't want to do that. She gets stage fright. So, I used my iPad app to take a picture of her observation log and secretly record her explaining it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

No more agendas, but weekly grade reports

For the past several weeks, I have putting daily effort grades into agendas. I generally liked the system because it gave students and parents immediate feedback. But, it also required about 10 minutes of class time every day.

So, I won't be putting daily effort grades in the agendas anymore. I will still put the grades into the online gradebook, so parents can still see the grades through Parent Portal.

Also, I will be sending home printed grade reports every week. These grade reports will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. Students will earn points each week for getting the reports signed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New class blog

Don't forget, there is a new blog for this class. You can find all the latest information on the new blog, "Learning is the Constant," at this link: