Good Morning, Tell me I am NOT the only one who woke up thrilled that tomorrow is a Holiday and yet another day to sleep past the 5 AM alarm!! :lol::lol: Anyway! My new principal wants 2 grades per subject per week recorded. I was having difficulties with this, especially with science and social studies. I am not a worksheet teacher too much... They certainly have their place and need to be meaningful, but I do not want to run off worksheets just to get my minimum grades in my record book. She suggested I grade participation! The science vocabulary for my third graders is extremely overwhelming for them, and the social studies is as well (thought not as much!) We did our first science lab this week which I want to grade as a participation grade! Everyone did it some yielded different results, but they all showed effort and participated. How would you grade participation in a third grade classroom in various subjects??? The grading scale is 0-100 or F-A+. Naturally, parents will want to know why their child only received a B in participation and not the full A+. I do not want to give each child an A+ as that will just inflate their grades and not truly reflect their knowledge or preparation. Is that too harsh for 8 and 9 year olds though? What do you think of grading participation in classroom subjects, do you do it, and if so please share how! THANK YOU!