#SOL17 Day 9
“In the best classrooms, grades are only one of many types of feedback provided to students.” ~Douglas B. Reeves
It is the end of the trimester; grades close tomorrow. I have been a grading machine for the past week. Just when I thought I was all caught up, I realized that I was missing a few grades for a couple of students. Ughh!!
First, there is the student who was absent for a week and is in the process of making up missed tests. OK, she only has one more to take tomorrow.
Next, there are the students who missed a test; took it when they returned to school, and the test is nowhere to be found! Grrr….lucky I recorded the grades on the grading sheet….still can’t find the tests.
Lastly, is the one that got away. I worked my way through 46 multi-genre projects only to find that number 47 was missing – never turned on February 23rd with the rest of the papers. But did he say he hadn’t turned it in?!? No, that would make it too easy for me. I KNOW I told the class that if they weren’t putting their project in the pile they should see me. So much for following directions.
All I have left to do tomorrow is grade three late tests and complete personal & social growth, and effort & study skills – oh and all the skill checks in ELA. I am going to try and go in early (if the snow doesn’t slow me down) and work. I will work through lunch and after school if I have too, but I am NOT going to be grading at home this weekend! I want a weekend off!