Conduct sheets went home today in our fourth graders' folders for the first time. Please look over it, sign, and send it back to school with your student tomorrow.
I wanted to share a brief explanation regarding how conduct grades are figured. We explained to the students today that we have high expectations of our students in fourth grade. For a student to be considered "excellent," the student needs to truly have had excellent behavior, meaning that a teacher has not had to correct the child's behavior at all that week. "Satisfactory" means that their behavior has been acceptable, but not perfect. If a student generally has good behavior, but sometimes needs a reminder of how to behave, this is the conduct grade that will be assigned. That being said, please don't panic if you child has an S for one or more of their classes this week. It means they are normal! While "E" is certainly something to strive for, "S" is another indicator of acceptable behavior at school.
The other fourth grade teachers and I have been bragging about how wonderful your children are for the past few weeks. We are lucky to have such great students!