Zeke, Mayci, and Anthony’s Second Quarter Grades

Zeke works so hard in school. He earned every one of his grades with a lot of hard work. It’s amazing how hard he’s come over the last couple years. School comes easy for Mayci. She’s very smart and (when she doesn’t make careless errors) it shows in her grades. She loves school so much.

Starting in first grade kids get percentage grades for language arts, math, science, and social studies. They get E (excellent), S (satisfactory), or U (unsatisfactory) in everything else.

Zeke’s Grades
Language Arts – 88%
Math – 74%
Social Studies – 78%
Science – 83%
Conduct – S
Health – E
Art – S
Theater Arts – S
Music – E
PE – E

Mayci’s Grades
Language Arts – 95%
Math – 91%
Social Studies – 100%
Science – 97%
Conduct – E
Health – E
Art – E
Theater Arts – E
Music – E
PE – E

Kindergartners get lots and lots of grades on a 1-5 scale with 1 being well below grade level and 5 being well above grade level. Most of the grades given are 3s. Anthony is doing really well, especially in conduct which is something we’ve been working hard on since pre-k.

Anthony’s Grades
Music – all 2s
PE – all 3s
Participation – all 3s
Conduct – almost all 3s, a couple 2s, and a 4 in respecting authority figures
Language Arts – two 2s and a 3
Reading – an even mix of 2s and 3s
Math – mostly 2s and a 3; he can rote count to 29
Social Studies – an even mix of 2s and 3s
Science – all 3s and one 2
Health – 3

Fritz and Adrian’s Second Quarter Grades

The second quarter was a lot of staying on top of Adrian to clear up his zeroes and get things turned in. It’s something he’s struggled with the whole time he’s been in school. In the end, he did really well and is quite pleased with his grades.

Our school district allows high school kids to exempt up to three midterms every December. Whether they can exempt depends on grades and absences/tardies. They cannot exempt AP course midterms no matter what.

Adrian’s Grades
Physics – 75% quarter / 85% midterm / 78% semester
iCSI – 97% quarter / 97% midterm / 97% semester
AP Human Geography – 70% quarter / 70% midterm / 72% semester
Spanish II – 91% quarter / midterm exempt / 91% semester
Geometry – 92% quarter / midterm exempt / 93% semester
Computer Science – 93% quarter / 88% midterm / 91% semester
English I – 88% quarter / midterm exempt / 90% semester

GPA: 3.5 quarter / 3.7 semester

Fritz’s Grades
Algebra II – 94% quarter / midterm exempt / 95% semester
3D Modeling & Animation – 93% quarter / 100% midterm / 92% semester
Physics – 96% quarter / midterm exempt / 95% semester
AP US History – 85% quarter / 86% midterm / 83% semester
Video Game Design – 100% quarter / 100% midterm / 100% semester
AP English III – 91% quarter / 94% midterm / 93% semester
Computer Science – 98% quarter / midterm exempt / 98% semester

GPA: 4.4 quarter and semester

Fritz and Adrian’s First Quarter Report Cards

Fritz and Adrian have completed their first quarter of 11th and 9th grades at their very challenging magnet school. It was a lot of work and they both did quite well. Fritz even won the Kindness award (nominated by his English teacher).

Adrian
Physics – C (78%)
Cybersecurity – A (96%)
AP Human Geography – C (76%)
Spanish II – A (90%)
Geometry – A (93%)
Computer Science – A (90%)
English I – B (89%)

Fritz
Physics – A (94%)
3D Modeling & Animation – B (88%)
Algebra II – A (95%)
AP US History – B (80%)
Video Game Design – A+ (100%)
AP English III – A (95%)
Computer Science – A (97%)

First Quarter of 1st and 2nd Grade

Zeke worked really hard during the first quarter of 2nd grade. School can be pretty hard for him so we’re all thrilled with how well he is doing. He got an S (satisfactory) in conduct, art, and theater arts. He got an E (excellent) in health, music, and PE. He got B’s in language arts (84%), math (84%), and science (85%). He got a C in social studies (79%).

Mayci’s grades were no surprise. She loves school and does her work easily. She’s a kid who finishes her week long homework packet all the first day because she wants to and likes doing it. She got an E in conduct, health, art, theater arts, music, and PE. She got A’s in language arts (95%), math (93%), social studies (95%), and science (97%)

Nicholas and Noah’s First Report Cards

With the first quarter completed Nicholas and Noah brought home their first report cards. Pre-K kids get grades of 1-4. 1 means they do not demonstrate understanding, 2 means they require teacher support to demonstrate the skill, 3 means they occasionally demonstrate the skill independently, and 4 means they have mastered the skill independently.

Nicholas got all 2’s in self-awareness (this is stuff like waiting turns, using feeling words, and self-regulating). He got all 2’s in self-management as well (this is stuff like remaining focused for 5 minutes, showing flexibility, having good habits of personal safety, and utilizing the visual schedule). He got a 2 in social awareness (using imagination to act out pretend play). He got 2’s in relationship skills (awareness of where his body is in space and respecting personal space and interacting positively with peers and adults). He also got 2’s in responsible decision making (taking care of materials appropriately and following classroom and school rules). He recognizes 12 uppercase and 13 lowercase letters. He got a 2 for intentionally using marks to represent language and verbally sharing the meaning. He is in stage 2 of writing (scribbling). He can rote count to 10.

Noah got all 2’s and a 3 (demonstrates coordination and balance in isolation) in self-awareness. He got all 2’s and a 3 (transitions throughout the day without becoming upset) in self-management. He got a 2 in social awareness. He got a 2 (aware of his body in space) and a 3 (interacts positively with peers and adults) in relationship skills. He got a 2 (following rules) and a 3 (uses materials appropriately) in responsible decision making. He recognizes 20 uppercase and 15 lowercase letters. He got a 2 in intentionally using marks to represent language. He is also in stage 2 of writing. He can rote count to 3.

Done With Middle School

Adrian has absolutely loved these past two years in middle school. He has grown and matured and learned so much. He was quite sad when he got home Friday because his final year there has come to an end.

He did amazing his last quarter of middle school, especially since he was so far behind just two months ago (a lot of work and an increase in his medication dosage helped get him back on track).

Spanish 1B – C 72%
(73% on the semester exam; 74% for the semester; 76% for the year)
Fundamentals of Computer Science – A 100%
(97% for the semester; 96% for the year)
Health – B 89%
(86% on the semester exam; 92% for the semester – it’s a one semester course)
Science – A 91%
(92% for the semester; 95% for the year)
American History – A 94%
(90% for the semester; 90% for the year)
Algebra I – B 85%
(99% on the semester exam; 88% for the semester; 88% for the year)
ELAR – B 85%
(89% for the semester; 89% for the year)
(*semester exams were only taken in classes he earned high school credit in)

In 10 1/2 weeks Adrian will begin high school at DATA (computer science pathway of course… just look at that computer science grade this quarter) and iCSI. Before then, though, he’ll be taking a couple weeks of camps at Code Ninjas and will be teaching some of his little siblings how to play Minecraft and maybe Roblox and working with his father to prepare more for his IT Fundamentals certification test he’ll be taking next year.

School’s Out for the Littles

Friday was the last day of school for our older three little ones. They all had a great year and learned so much. None of them are particularly glad that summer break is here. They thrive on routine and while we have a routine at our house it’s nothing like they have at school so breaks are a little hard for some of them.

Zeke got an excellent in conduct (his teacher says he’s very polite and kind to everyone). He also got excellents in Health, Art, Theater Arts, Music, and PE.

Language Arts – B 80% (86% for the year)
Reading – B 86% (87% for the year)
Math – B 85% (88% for the year)
Social Studies – A 96% (98% for the year)
Science – A 97% (98% for the year)

Mayci got 3s in Music and PE. In conduct, she got one 2 (for talking when not appropriate… she can’t really help it… she’s my daughter after all) and then a mix of 3s and 4s. She got a 4 for her stage of writing, a 2 for remembering to capitalize the beginning of sentences, and the rest 3s in Language Arts. She got all 3s in Reading. She can count by ones and tens to 100 and got all 3s in Math. She got all 3s in both Science and Social Studies and a 4 in Health.

Anthony got a 3 and 4 in PE (the 4 is for coordination and balance… he is definitely uncommonly coordinated for a four-year-old). His stage of writing is a 2. He got a mix of 2s and 3s in Language Arts. He knows 20 uppercase letters, 18 lowercase letters, and 18 letter sounds. He got mostly 2s and a couple 3s in Reading. He can rote count to 39 and can count to 30 with one-to-one correspondence. He got mostly 2s and a few 3s in Math. He got all 2s in Science and mostly 2s and a couple 3s in Social Studies. He got a mix of 2s and 3s in Conduct. He got all 3s in Fine Arts and Technology.

It’s hard to believe the school year is already over. When they go back in August these three will be in kindergarten, first, and second grades and they’ll be bringing another brother with them to school every day since it’ll be Nicholas’ turn for Pre-K. But for the next few weeks we have summer school and dance camps and a musical theater camp to look forward to!

Fritz’s Last Day of Tenth Grade

Fritz finished tenth grade on Monday. He finished the year really well. He did amazing in chemistry and Spanish II (all done his foreign language requirement!). His favorite class this year (and the one he says he learned the most in) was world history.

He says it was hot standing in the corner getting his picture taken. It’s ninety degrees after all.

Chemistry A (92%)
English II B (85%)
Geometry B (86%)
Personal Finance A (97%)
Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance B (84%)
Spanish 2 A (94%)
World History A (95%)

GPA: 4.14

Now on to his junior year for the first time in person since second grade! He’s pretty excited about how challenging DATA is and all the computer classes he gets to take.

Third Quarter Grades

It’s crazy, but the school year is 3/4 of the way over already! As always the kids did very well this quarter and are ready to finish the school year strong.

Adrian:
Spanish 1B C (76%)
Fundamentals of Computer Science A (94%)
Health A (97%)
Science A (93%)
American History B (86%)
Algebra I B (86%)
ELAR A (93%)


Zeke:
Language Arts B (83%)
Reading B (86%)
Math B (91%)
Social Studies A (98%)
Science A (95%)

In addition to his letter grades, he got an E (excellent) in conduct, health, art, theater arts, music, and PE.


Kindergarten and Pre-K do numbers for grades. 1 is lowest, 4 is highest, though generally they don’t give higher than a 3. A 4 would mean they’d pretty much mastered that subject for the next grade level.

Mayci got one 2 and the rest 3s in conduct, five 2s and the rest 3s in language arts and reading, two 2s and the rest 3s in math (she can rote count to 100), an even mix of 2s and 3s in social studies, one 2 and the rest threes in science, a 3 in health, 3s in music, and 3s in PE. She got a 4 in the stage of writing.

Anthony got all 2s in language arts and reading, math (he can count up to six items with one count per item and can identify three items counting all at once), science, a 2 and the rest 3s in social studies, two 3s and the rest 2s in conduct, 3s in fine arts, a 2 and a 3 in technology, and 3s in PE. He is in stage 1 of writing.

Mayci and Anthony’s Second Quarter Grades

Kindergarten and Pre-K do numbers for grades. 1 is lowest, 4 is highest, though generally they don’t give higher than a 3. A 4 would mean they’d pretty much mastered that subject for the next grade level. Both Mayci and Anthony did really well again this quarter.

Mayci got 3s in conduct, a 2 and the rest 3s in language arts and reading (she knows all her upper and lowercase letters and the sounds they make and is making great progress with reading, an even mix of 2s and 3s in math (she can rote count to 59), an even mix of 2s and 3s in science and social studies, 3s in health, a 2 and 3 in music, and 3s in PE. She got a 2 in the stage of writing (recognizable letter forms used and words represented by a correct beginning or ending letter).

Anthony got mostly 2s and a couple 3s in language arts and reading (he knows 5 uppercase letters and 5 lowercase letters), 2s in math (he can count five items in a group one count per item and can identify up to four items in a group naming the total all at once), 3s in science, a 2 and the rest 3s in social studies, an even mix of 2s and 3s in conduct, 3s in fine arts, 3s in technology, and 3s in PE. He can wrote count to 39 and he is in stage 1 of writing (spelling & writing consists of pictures, scribbles, and random symbols or mock letters).