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take ownership of their education Unit Essential Question(s): How will being responsible improve my academic success? Concept:
Optional Instructional Tools
Meridian (2011) Meridian Student Planner Sedalia, MO: Meridian Student Planners. Retrieved at: http://www.meridianplanners.com/el ementary-school-student-plannerpersonalized.html Unfinished work folder Colored folders for each subject
Complete and Return Assignments
*The daily schedule will be posted, in a conspicuous place, including the start time and finish time for each subject. *The classroom clock will be located in a place where all students can see it. *At the beginning of Independent Practice for each subject, the remaining time will be announced.
*As part of the PM routine, student will copy down their homework assignments into their student planner. *As part of the AM routine in the morning, students will put their homework assignments into the homework bin by the teacher’s desk. *Throughout the day, when a student does not finish an assignment in the time allotted, the assignment will go in the unfinished work folder to go home to finish.
*Students will have a different colored folder for each subject. All graded assignments and other notes for that subject will stay in the folder until Friday, when they take them home. *Students will have the opportunity every Friday to organize their desks and put their graded work in their backpacks to take home *There will be random desk checks and prizes for the most organized desk. This will occur mid-week, not on Friday
*Students will record their homework grades, in their student planners, next to each assignment. *Students will also record all test grades in their student planners. *Students will also be encouraged to have their families sign up for Family Access—giving them access to the teacher’s electronic grade book. They will be encouraged to check the grades recorded in the grade book with the ones that they recorded in their student planner.