## Morning Procedures

Students are to be in two straight quiet lines outside the classroom door by 8:10. Students are tardy after 5 minutes, and will be marked accordingly. Students are to enter the room in an appropriate manner (indoor voices and walking). At this time, students are to sharpen their pencils for the day, have the previous day’s homework on their desk, and begin their morning desk activity independently. I will collect any forms at a later time.

## Homework

Homework will be assigned Monday thru Thursday night. Occasional projects and studying for tests may require weekend time. Homework should take approximately 45 minutes each night, this includes 20 minutes of independent reading and studying for tests. Homework is written on the board daily. It’s the student’s responsibility to write the assignments down in his/her planner. Spelling tests, Reading Anthology story, or novel tests will be given each Friday throughout the year unless noted.

Homework should be completed only by the student. It should be their best work. Incomplete, messy, late or missing homework will receive a

worked on during recess. Although rare, if a family emergency occurs and the homework could not be done, a parent

note is required in order to receive a time extension.

Students have the opportunity to be a

Homework should be completed only by the student. It should be their best work. Incomplete, messy, late or missing homework will receive a

*Missing Homework*slip that must be signed by a parent. This assignment(s) will beworked on during recess. Although rare, if a family emergency occurs and the homework could not be done, a parent

note is required in order to receive a time extension.

Students have the opportunity to be a

*Homework Hotshot.*Each student starts out a new term as a*Hotshot*. The goal is to remain a*Hotshot*by having equal to or fewer than the allotted missing/late/incomplete assignments. The goal is to have less than four*Missing Homework*slips for the first term, less than three for the second term, and less than two for the third term. Students are rewarded with 20 tickets that can be used in the class to visit the prize box or to purchase other prizes, such as sitting next to a friend for a day.## Grading

Students use red pen to correct their own work. The teacher will typically use a color other than red pen to grade assignments.

A+: 100% B+: 88-89 C+: 78-79 D+: 68-69 F: 0-59

A: 94-99 B: 84-87 C: 74-77 D: 64-67

A-: 90-93 B-: 80-83 C-: 70-73 D-: 60-63

A+: 100% B+: 88-89 C+: 78-79 D+: 68-69 F: 0-59

A: 94-99 B: 84-87 C: 74-77 D: 64-67

A-: 90-93 B-: 80-83 C-: 70-73 D-: 60-63

## Test Retake policy

As a fourth grade team, we have created a system that provides an opportunity for students to revisit their assessment material, if they have received a grade of 69% or lower on a math or science test. This retake policy does not include reading, grammar, or spelling quizzes. If the following criteria are met, the student can earn a maximum of 70% as a retake score for the test.

- The student corrects only the missed problems/questions on a separate sheet of paper while at school. Do not erase the original answer.
- All of the problems/questions redone are 100% correct.
- The student returns the corrections with the original test and a guardian’s signature.
- The student retakes the test and earns a score of 70%.