Science: Investigation #1- The Sun and Shadows October 12, 2017 Students must know that the position of the Sun in the sky changes during the course of the day. They must understand that this causes changes in the length and direction in which shadows point. They must be able to identify what a shadow is and what two things are needed to make one. Students must be able to tell how and why a shadow changes over a year. They must explain what a compass and how it can be used to tell time.
Math: Mid-module assessment October 16, 2017 Students must be able to add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value. They must be able to tell and write time to nearest minute and measure time interval in minutes. Be able to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals.
Students must be able to measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams:kilograms and liters. They should also be able to add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same unit.
The information has been presented through lectures, readings, experiments, and notes.
Assessments for subjects such as science, health, math, and social studies are announced two weeks in advance. Weekly assessments will be administered in language arts for both reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary. It takes approximately one week to have the assessments graded, scored, and recorded.
Finally, the grading scale is based upon the recommendations of LAUSD office of Curriculum Instruction. The school as a whole has adopted the grading system. The scores are based on the actual percentages earned. A score of 2.9 will not be rounded to a score of 3.0.