As we head into our last month of school, I want to keep you all up to date of quizzes, tests, and projects. Although, it is our last month, it is a very important month with a great deal of learning left. Therefore, I cannot stress the importance of daily attendance. We have several quizzes, one test, and one major essay left to complete before the end of this month. If your child is not in class, it could make the assignments more difficult for him. The content matter is very important moving into 8th grade, whether at Gracepoint or any other school. Gracepoint very much urges that all doctor's appointments be scheduled after lunch, 12:45. I would very much appreciate your support and help in ensuring your child is at school the remainder of the year.
Today, I sent home the final grades for the Pronoun and Objects Test. I sent home both the original test taken, as well as the corrections they made. I allowed them to use all their resources to make corrections and awarded them ½ point for each mistake that was correctly answered. The final grade is the circled grade on the first page. Please sign those and return them tomorrow, Thursday.
We will be having a very short quiz THIS Friday which will cover Simple and Compound Sentence Structure. Additionally, we will continue to have small quizzes every 2/3 days until the test. Each quiz will build in length and content, as well as include previously taught content and new content. We will also continue to review all material daily in preparation for both the quizzes and test. The reasoning for this is to make them accountable for studying the material nightly, as well as being able to apply the content. I have stressed this entire year the importance of nightly studying. Hopefully by their having to study nightly in preparation for quizzes, they will have better success on the Final Test. Therefore, when it comes time to take the major test, studying should be just a review. They will also be able to apply the material taught with confidence and ease. They need to review concept cards nightly, which I am specific in guiding them which cards to study, as well as review sheets.
Tomorrow, Thursday, we begin the ground work to prepare for our final three-point essay, Disney trip. We will do the entire essay at school. I am walking them through each step of the essay, and the process of writing a three-point essay will be invaluable to them moving into 8th grade. I really cannot stress how important it is to them to stay current with each day's work. It will make the writing process so much more meaningful and easier for them to understand if they are at school daily.
Friday, 5/6: Quiz
Tuesday, 5/10: Quiz
Thursday, 5/12: Quiz
Tuesday, 5/17: Sentence Structure Test
Thursday, 5/19: Essays due