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4th Grade

The fourth grade team believes all students can learn and focuses on creating independent learners. We believe in collaborating together to plan units of study based on best practices, the Colorado State Standards, and our district curriculum. See the Curriculum Overview tab for more information. 

The following is the attendance and grading information for our remote learning:

Attendance

  • Student attendance should be kept as accurately as possible, but the use of an asynchronous approach will require us to change our typical protocols.

  • Using an asynchronous approach means ‘attendance’ could be accounted for by teachers gathering and keeping track of evidence/artifacts (writings, videos, worksheets, projects) that students complete aligned to expectations outlined by the teacher.

  • All core content classroom teachers and secondary level electives teachers will need to record weekly attendance using the process outlined here (video tutorial coming soon). This weekly attendance tracking should happen ONCE at the end of the first week of remote learning (April 3rd) and every Friday thereafter.

  • It’s recommended that teachers or teams of teachers use a minimum completion/engagement threshold to determine whether or not a student ‘attended’ during that week of remote learning.

  • Grade level or common course teams should come to agreement regarding how teachers or teams of teachers will determine what counts as acceptable evidence of attendance, i.e. the minimum level of engagement/completion. The principal or administrator assigned to that grade level or department should be involved in the decision. Attendance expectations for remote learning should be clearly communicated and posted on your classroom webpage.

  • If a student is not ‘attending’ based on these parameters, the teacher or appropriate designee should contact the family and/or student to determine what adjustments or modifications might be needed to help the student engage successfully in the remote learning experience. Should contacting a student/family require specialized communication (interpretation, multi-stakeholder participation, etc.), teachers should contact the appropriate building administrator for assistance.

    • Ongoing concerns with student participation in remote learning should be shared with the appropriate building administrator for additional follow-up, including who will contact the student’s parent or guardian. Please involve the SEI department as necessary.

We will continue to monitor and adjust these expectations based on feedback and guidance from multiple perspectives, including teachers, administrators and state officials.

Grading

  • Decisions on what and how to assess, grade, and provide feedback to students during remote learning is left to the discretion of teachers. Grade level or common course teams should come to agreement regarding grading/participation expectations. The principal or administrator assigned to that grade level or department should be actively involved in the decision making as needed. As always, please remember to collaborate with special service providers and/or the IEP team for students on an IEP. Grading expectations should be clearly communicated and posted on your classroom webpage.

  • Teachers should clearly outline grading approach and assignment completion expectations (rubrics, checklists, rating scales, etc.) when launching their remote learning plan and periodically throughout.

  • Grades can be recorded in the Infinite Campus gradebook and in any other means typically used by the teacher. Grades can be numeric, letter grades and/or Pass/Fail.

  • Keep in mind that students and families may be navigating very difficult times right now. Please work closely with your building colleagues and administrators to determine appropriate grading practices in a remote learning environment. This does not mean that students get a free pass. It does mean that we have to acknowledge the unique circumstances and challenges that students may be facing in this current environment.

We will continue to monitor and adjust these expectations based on feedback and guidance from multiple perspectives, including teachers, administrators and state officials.

 

4th Grade Classrooms

Mrs. Donahue's 4th Grade Class

Subject: General Education
Mrs. Donahue's Office Hours for Remote Learning will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m and 1:00-1:30 p.m Daily Monday-Friday on Zoom. (The link will be e-mailed to students daily before each meeting.)  I will also be available by email daily from 7:15-3:15...

Mrs. Klancke's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Ms. Klancke's online classroom at Prairie Hills Elementary. If you have any questions about the information found here or can't find the information you need for this class you are encouraged to contact Mrs. Klancke directly via her...

Mrs. Rosner's 4th Grade Class

Subject: General Education
Remote Learning for Mrs. Rosner's class will be through Google Classroom, Zoom, and email. My daily office hours will be as follows: M-F: available by email from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. M-F: Daily Zoom meeting with students at 9:00 am  M-F: I...