Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Updated Grade Sheets

In addition to redoing my cover pages, vocabulary section, and grading rubric for next year, I also redid my grade sheets.  My students have 4 grade sheets glued into the beginning of their notebooks, one for each marking period.  It's my way of making sure they keep track of their grades.  Last year, I had way too many lines on my grade sheet:

 
I mean, I never give that many assignments in one marking period!

So for this coming year, I cut down the amount of assignments and also got rid of the date column.  I also changed the bottom up a bit.  I added a space to keep track of missed homework assignments.  I also included an equation for calculating their average each marking period.  (No matter how many times I demonstrated how to find it, the different weights confused so many of my students!)

I like it much better.  It's so much more practical!

6 comments:

  1. Love this idea! As my first year approaches I hope to incorporate interactive notebooks! Thanks for the tips.

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  2. This is a great idea and I am upset I never thought of it. One column I will add is for parent signatures so that I can know parents are seeing the marks. I would probably only have them sign test results but having the column there will help me remember and check.

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  3. This is wonderful! I'm reinstating INBs this year after three years not having them. Your blog is helping me pull in resources again! Thank you!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that! I really loved using them this past year, as did my students!

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