This may seem like a very obvious and silly question, but I'm a little lost. I'm beginning to realize how much was just handed to me when I student taught. I'm a new elementary teacher. I graded piles of papers as a student teacher and put them into an online gradebook, but never learned what was a good way to actually weight the grades. I've begun working on my grading policy and would like some input. This is not my actual scale but for example, if you did 20% for quizzes, 50% for tests, and 30% for homework for math, do you keep it the same for all subjects? What about for classes where I want to do journals. For example, I want to do science journals for science and writing journals for Language Arts. Do people usually have a separate percentage for that or do you take the end of the quarter grade as a test, quiz, etc. When I student taught I remember a lot of science projects or journals would be calculated at the end of the quarter as a test grade. This may seem confusing, but if anyone can offer advice I'd appreciate it!