I am trying to get myself prepared for an upcoming debate that I know will be taking place at my grade level, Kindergarten. We are revamping our report card to get us up to date. In this process we are looking for consistency in our grading as well. However, we have two distinct styles of grading. We have one teacher who is very pro grading. She takes grades on everything, uses plus and minus on the report card, etc. I am the opposite and feel that an actual grade is very difficult to give a Kindergartener. I use a combination of grades, assessments, and observations to come to my final grading conclusion. No plus or minus! There are two other teachers at our grade level. One is new the other will do whatever someone tells her to do! I just want to do what is right for our students. I'm not saying either one is the perfect way, but I need help in coming up with some pros and cons for each of these. I would like your opinions and ideas on what we could do. I want to be prepared to share a valid case and not argue with her!!! I could easily see this turning into an argument because we can both be very opinionated and we both have very strong views! Here is an example of the grading system we agreed on: 3 Consistently apply skill correctly 2 Some understanding 1 Little understanding, needs assistance 0 No understanding Thanks for your help!