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1 Journal Format and Grading First, you MUST have a standard 100 sheet, 7 ½” x 9 ¾” composition book just for science class.No spiral bound notebooks!Tahoma Jr. High8th Grade ScienceMaple Valley, WA
2 Make sure your First and Last name are PRINTED clearly and always remain visible on the cover, along with teacher’s name and period.(also write this same information inside the front and back covers as well - along with your six-digit student ID #)
3 what we do each day (especially HomeWork!). Scientists (and many jobs) require you to record data, use a checklist or keep a journal of work.Our Journal is designed to help you develop consistent recording skills by having a record ofwhat we do each day (especially HomeWork!).
4 You copy EXACTLY what you see on the Entry PowerPoint just as it is. We use a very particular format for completing them to make it easy to find info and grade them.You copy EXACTLY what you see on the Entry PowerPoint just as it is.
5 Each sheet (two pages) is for one class. With 90 classes (1 sheet each), THIS ONE BOOK will take you through the WHOLE YEAR.DO NOT LOSE YOUR JOURNAL – it’s worth a LOT of points! If you do lose it, you have to Re-DO ALL of it!
6 No loose papers should EVER be in your Journal… they get LOST !!ABSENT? = copy in what was missed from Study Buddy ASAP (or get everything but answers from web site and then get answers from a Study Buddy)DON’T HAVE YOUR JOURNAL? = write everything on a separate paper AND THEN… COPY ALL OF IT BACK INTO YOUR JOURNAL ASAP!!
7 JWP On the FIRST SHEET of paper copy BIG and label the 3x5 table below:BATHROOM PASSES FOR THE YEARJWPTeacher will initial page – you only get one!You get 15 passes per year – teacher will initial a box and then you sign out as usual at the door.If you lose this sheet or use up your passes, you must borrow from someone.So use the bathroom during Passing Time(these passes save for “emergencies only”!)
8 “1” in the top margin to show this is Class # 1 Now skip 5 sheets and then on this NEW SHEET (which is on the right side of the book) write a big“1” in the top margin to show this is Class # 1Then go to the next NEW SHEET (right side again) and write a big “2”… and so on until you get to 90.
9 Journals CAN BE COLLECTED / GRADED ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE Your Journal must always be brought to class,up-to-date, in sequence and complete – REGARDLESS if you’re absent(all but the answers are on web site).Journals CAN BE COLLECTED / GRADED ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICELate Journals (being ≥ 40 pts) can be done LATE but only for 60% maximum.Keep them up-to-date and on-hand and this should be an easy “A” for everyone.OVER 86% OF IT DONE IN CLASS !!
10 DOING ACLASS’s JOURNAL ENTRYitshould look like this…
11 Make a box with Class # and date (front of RIGHT page – beginning of class)Make a box with Class # and dateCLASS # 102 SEP 2009Each new class starts on the RIGHT hand side of a new sheet and should look like this.Entry Question: copy it(skip a space)My Answer: attempt an answer using what’s in your head ONLYA: notes taken during the debrief on the correct answer (whether you were correct or not)THIS IS THE ANSWER YOU STUDY FOR TESTSDraw a thick line to separate the two parts.
12 WHY DO WE USE THAT “weird” “Military” DATING SYSTEM ? When you use all numbers (like 8/11/13) it can get confusing.In the U.S. that is August 11th of But in the rest of the world, it is the 8th of November 2013 (which makes more sense going from small unit to large unit – not mixed up like the U.S. system).Military dates avoid the confusion by using a 3-letter abbreviation for the month.Example: 08 NOV 2013(they also add the leading 0 so you know a 1 or 2 isn’t missing)Computers now are starting to name their files with all numbers, but starting with the biggest thing (year) then working towards the smaller month and finally day. This way files sort themselves automatically by name.
13 Here’s some common examples of better dating format being used bottom of a Burger King bagno doubt at all when it was made*notice they use 24 hour time too(there’s 24 hours in a day right?!)it’s all here – obvious date and 24 hour time – no confusion at allSometimes how we are taught to do something isn’t always the BEST way to do it.Think Critically !bag of dried fruit expiration date – no doubt all, or time
14 STUDENT EXAMPLE BEGINNING OF CLASS (simply COPY what’s shown EXAXTLY as it is given to you – and SPACE THINGS OUT)
15 RECORD HOMEWORK and DUE DATES FOR EACH HW in (…) (back LEFT page – end of class)This is the back page for that day’s class where you:RECORD HOMEWORK and DUE DATES FOR EACH HW in (…)COPY THE EXIT QUESTION and THEN WRITE ANSWER WHEN TEACHER GIVES IT TO YOU (finish for HW if not done in class).HW (due):1. Questionnaire HW (10 pts, due next class)2. Intro PPT HW (30 pts, due 30 / 31 OCT)__________________________Exit Question: Why are pre-assessments in a new class important ?(skip a space)Answer: This way teachers will know what skills are being brought to the new course and how to teach better during the coming year. Students and parents will also know how well the student is progressing in their skills and if additional help is needed.
16 (every HW item is LISTED and SHOWS WHEN IT IS DUE) STUDENTEXAMPLE END OF CLASS(every HW item is LISTED and SHOWS WHEN IT IS DUE)
17 (what’s in red is “reminders”) VERY SIMPLY – YOU ARE COPYING EVERYTHING IN BLACK JUST LIKE IT’S SHOWN ON THE SCREEN !!(what’s in red is “reminders”)
18 Next slide starts “GRADING A JOURNAL” End of“Doing Journals”Next slide starts “GRADING A JOURNAL”
19 GRADING A JOURNALDistrict goals are for you to EVALUATE work so you will grade your own Journal the first time, and after that other students will grade it. But your teacher will check your grading for accuracy.If you are off a lot in your grading, there will be a HEAVY penalty. Grading is very specific, so follow the rules.
20 If no credit, put a “0” in a circle. 1 The grader in this example is using green - something that’s easy to see.CLASS # 102 SEP 03Entry Question(skip a space)My Answer (if a list, all of them done)(must have BOTH parts to get1 pt – otherwise it is 0)1If giving credit for a part, put a small “1” in a circle for each part near the edge as shown.If no credit, put a “0” in a circle.Real Answer(even if top is correct, it is re-written)1
21 1. Description AND (due date) 1 HW (due date)1. Description AND (due date)(must have BOTH parts to get1 pt – otherwise it is 0)1Once all classes are done, simply add up how many 1pts were earned.Exit Question(skip a space)Answer(must have BOTH parts to get1 pt – otherwise it is 0)1
22 JWP HW (due date) 1. Description AND (due date) 1 1 Your teacher will tell you how many total points are available, so on the back of the last day graded write “C.B. and your name” to show you graded it. The owner will then check to see if it’s accurate and initial it themselves. Any problems, write what class needs to be checked by the teacher – then teacher will initial.HW (due date)1. Description AND (due date)(must have BOTH parts to get1 pt – otherwise it is 0)1Exit Question(skip a space)Answer(must have BOTH parts to get1 pt – otherwise it is 0)1x / yJWPC.B. Russell WilsonA.F.see #11, 23(once initialed by teacher do NOT ever change that grade!)end show