Welcome to the Dali! This is the newsletter that I use to keep parents in the loop on what we are doing in class.
I try to keep things short and sweet. So let's go!
I will be teaching science and history. I teach science through research, inquiry, and experimentation. History is taught by teaching children to use primary sources and debate ideas.
I usually give homework four nights out of the week. Most of it will be reading and study questions. Grades for homework usually appear the day that it is due. It is graded "pass/fail". Completed homework will be graded with 100% for completed, 50% for incomplete, and 0% for missing.
Test are given weekly, on Friday. The tests will be on whatever we studied that week. Because I test on how well a student can apply the concepts taught, Thursday night cramming is fairly useless. Students should try to understand concepts as they are presented.
I can be reached by phone, text, or e-mail(your child should have the number in their notes). You can track your child's grades through Engrade. Click on these links to find the app for Android and iOS (Apple).
You can track your child's behavior on Class Dojo. You should have already signed up for a parent account. You can also track your child's progress through the Class Dojo app (iOS and Android).