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My curriculum includes; desktop publishing, presentations, spreadsheets and coding. All this will be accomplished in 6th and 7th grade. The 8th graders will have much greater challenges; they will learn digital picture manipulation, advanced desktop publishing, coding and video/music editing .
Computer class is considered one of our “specials”. Your child will be in my class 2 out 3 days; if I see them on Monday and Tuesday, I will not see them on Wednesday. Where the district has switched report cards to trimesters; specials still run on quarters and semesters. 6th and 7th grade students will take each special for one cycle, which is approximately 24 class periods. 8th graders will have only 2 specials each for a semester. Another facet, that has not changed in the specials area is grading. We are currently not on the standards based report cards. Therefore, I have 4 categories for grading all of which carry a 25% weight; daily participation, classwork/homework, assessments & multimedia. If your child is missing an assignment, the grade will be a 0 with an M in the corner, meaning they can make it up. If there is no M on the grade, they may not make up that assignment.
Thank you for your time,