Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grading - Again

I know a lot of folks ask about grading and I have confessed a love/hate relationship with it but I am happy to report that Mrs. Gannon has just addressed how she grades in her social studies blog. This might be of more use then my post, as she has been notebooking for years with her middle schoolers and was my "go to" person my first year of notebooking. She is moving down to teach fifth grade (social studies) in our new intermediate school so I am excited to see her post her adventures notebooking with upper elementary. Her blog is also on the right of this screen under "blogs I am following."

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. I recently attended Space Camp for Teachers on a scholarship from Honeywell (applications are due early December and are for math and/or science teachers who teach children ages 10-16...even though it says middle school teachers on their webpage it does not indicated that on the application). It was a great experience and I posted a video (animoto) on my classroom blog. This week I am dealing with freshman orientation with my son who will be starting Coastal Carolina University in the fall (computer science) is so hard to let go!!!!

Planning to start my teacher edition of my notebook and tweak and plan for next year. Will post as I progress.


elainaann said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday an I ended up reading through the entire thing last night. Oh my goodness. I was already excited about trying notebooks but now I'm even more in love with the idea. I just kept reading your blog and going oh my gosh... that is the best idea EVER!!

I have a couple of questions for you. What do you do about test? Do students get to take their notebooks home to study or do they create a studyguide?

Okay... now I can't remember the other question. I will have to get back to you.

elainaann said...

I just remembered my other question. How do you handle days when you have to be out of the classroom?

Alicia and Jose Luis said...

How fun you got to go to space camp. And your son is starting college this fall I can't believe it! Good luck with that and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer.

Eve Heaton said...

Elainaann - Thank you for your questions. They were so good I created two posts answering them. I'm glad you are enjoying the blog. It has been fun to post and reflect. My students and parents love the notebooks and I hope I have another successful year with them when school starts back up in August. Good luck with your notebooks!

Eve Heaton

elainaann said...

Thanks for answering my questions and so quickly. I really like how you handle both situations.