Monday, January 9, 2017

cursive rubric

As I focus this year on streamlining things at school, making things more efficient and increasing productivity- both mine and the kids, I knew I needed to do something about grading penmanship.  It's the bane of my existence.  

It's my first big time saver of the semester!  I made a rubric for grading cursive penmanship. Previously I either did a good, detailed (i.e. time consuming) job of grading it or I did a fast job with no feedback. I think this blends the two. Hopefully this helps me be consistent, specific and efficient. I've graded two weeks of penmanship with it so far, and after a few tweaks- I'm loving it! 

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I assume no one wants this exact one... who else has this crazy grading scale?  Geesh!  Here's an editable on... save a copy to your drive and then edit away!    editable copy- Click here

wax museum- again

Another year of wax museum.  It's always so much work- but so much fun.   Here's my awesome third grade team.  Love these ladies! 

I've written about it here in 2015,  here in 2014,   here in 2012 and here in 2011  there's more info there about specifics.   (We did it in 2013... not sure if I didn't write about it- seems unlikely.)

Here's my costume winner- she's the tree from Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree. 

Flat Stanley of course. 

Two of us Webs.

This is a kiddo from a different class- He's Stanley Yelnats from Holes.  It was my favorite! 

My Lou was Don Larson.  I learned a lot about Mr. Larson through this project. Lou was trying to hide the casted leg... I think we still see it! 

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