As you might have noticed, students have been completing a majority of their assignments through Jupiter Ed.
Parents can view these assignments through their Jupiter account.
Assignments fall under three categories: tests, quizzes, and classwork.
Classwork: Classwork is practice and does not impact a
grade. Students might not complete an entire practice assignment. This
can happen for a variety of reasons--we ran out of time, students needed
extra help, students took longer on a priority assignment like a quiz
or test. There are occasions when some students might not have completed
a practice assignment because they were off task. If this happens,
students will have to finish it during morning or lunch recess. Since
practice assignments don't impact the overall grade, you'll find that
they often do not have a score.
Quizzes: Quizzes are must get done assignments. These
are scored and used to gauge who might need extra support. If students
were provided extra support, I often indicate this in the assignment
notes. I also allow students to re-try quizzes at their request.
Tests: These are our main assessments and have the
biggest impact on grades. Our quizzes and classwork are all designed to
prepare students for these assignments. If students struggle with a
test, they will receive a round of extra support most often through our
Tiger Time and then re-test.
One of the easiest ways to stay updated on your child's assignments is
through the Jupiter Ed calendar. Click here to learn how.
All students met our round 3 "Behavior Box Challenge" and
enjoyed several fun holiday activities on 12/20. Round 4 is for a
Valentine's Day party on February 13th. Students have seven boxes this
time around. Remember, if a student loses all
boxes between now and February 12th, he/she loses the privilege
us during our party.
Current Tiger Time Focus: Long Division
Tiger Time is a designated time during the school day where
all 4th graders receive tiered instruction. Groups are formed based on assessment data
and can change each time we complete an assessment.
4th Grade Tiger Time typically runs Tuesdays - Thursdays from 11:40-12:10.
Jupiter Ed is the best way to stay updated on your
child's progress throughout the school year. You can view
grades, assignments, tests, behavior reports, and more. If you have any trouble logging on, please let me know.
I have been teaching elementary school since 2001. I started working at Carlin C. Coppin Elementary in 2002 and moved to Twelve Bridges Elementary in 2005, the school's second year. Most of my experience is teaching fourth grade. I have been teaching this grade level for over 13 years. One of the things I love most about teaching is my relationships with students and their families. I love when former students come to visit and say "hi." I also enjoy having siblings of former students in my class. But it is always special when I have a brand new student to our school, or one that I am unfamiliar with, as forming new positive teacher-student bonds is always a blessing and a new beginning. I look forward to being your child's teacher this year. Please do not hesitate to email me with questions or concerns.