Good morning parents,
Report cards are going home today. Since Grade 4 students will be receiving a letter grade for the first time, I’d like to share some important information with you. As a reference point, I also recommend that you take a look at your child’s Grade 3 report card and use the following scale if unsure about letter grades:
Exceeds = A
Fully Meets = B (very good performance) or C+ (good performance)
Meets = C
Approaching = C-
If wanting to know more about your child’s progress, we encourage you to focus on the checklists that will appear on page 1.
1. Work Habits are important. Students who have good work habits will usually do better in school. I say “usually” because there are always exceptions. My husband is a perfect example of this! – He’s the one who suggested that I write it as he was proofreading my blog post this morning. 🙂
2. Social Responsibility is also another important area to consider. The Ministry of Education has created the “BC Performance Standards” which we refer to regularly.
Here’s a simplified version of one of the rubrics teachers have access to:
If you’d like to access the whole document, you can do so by clicking on this link.
3. A report card is a snapshot of your child’s learning at the time we write the report card.
Please note that not all subject areas will have a checklist to accompany the letter grade. We are mandated to use a checklist for French Language Arts, English Language Arts & Mathematics every term but we will use a checklist for Science, Social Studies, Health & Career, PE, Fine Arts & Music only once during the school year.
We also alternate between Science and Social Studies each term and this term, there will be no grade for Science.
At the end of the report card, you will also find a few comments about ways to support your child, at school and at home. Please take the time to review your child’s goals.
Thanks for your ongoing support!