Students all took the K1GP final exam today. The scores were amazing with a high class average. I graded all of the final exams and entered them into Teacherease if you would like to check. The final exam had 20 possible points with 2 bonus questions. Two students scored a 22/20. Students who demonstrated improvement on their final exam compared to their mid-term exam received a "grade bump". You can find all of this information in the Teacherease gradebook. The "grade bump" policy can also be found on the homepage of my website. Along with the final exam, I have also entered every other assignment into the gradebook as well.
Next, although today was the final exam (week 14), there are still two class sessions remaining. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO CLASS NEXT WEEK DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Class will resume on June 2nd.
Here is a general overview of what's coming up in the class:
June 2nd: Student Project Presentations
June 9th: End of year party and Market (Sales and Marketing Project)
As you may have noticed, there are two projects coming up. I have already went over these projects today with the students in class, but here is a description of them:
Project #1 (DUE June 2nd - next class): Students will design and construct a colorful and visually appealing poster. On the poster, students will include one of the concepts they learned in my class this semester. They should format their poster in the way that teaches the concept in a fun way. To help them with their poster, they may use the pictures of my whiteboard on my website as inspirations, but they may not copy. They will be presenting their poster and teaching the concept to the class to practice their public speaking skills.
Project #2 (DUE June 9th - LAST CLASS): Sales and Marketing Project
Students will come up with a product that they want to "sell" to their classmates. They should have enough or more for the class. It is recommended that they have a lot extra just in case their item is popular. There are 15 students in the class, but many parents will participate as well. They will bring their products to the class on June 9th to include in the Gifted Program market. This project is very similar to the one they did in the fall semester in January. They will be pitching their products and "setting prices".
These are general descriptions of these projects. Detailed descriptions were in weeks 12 and 13 update emails if you would like to refer back. It would be great if EVERY STUDENT did these projects.
1) Poster Project: Students should work on their poster and prepare their presentation for next class.
2) Sales and Marketing Project Product: Students should have their final idea for their product ready this week. I would like that students tell their parent's what product they want to sell and then have their parent email me what the product is to get my approval. It is important to get my approval first. The product should not be brought to class on June 2nd, but on June 9th. Thank you!
3) End of year Essay: Students will write or type a 4-5 page essay summarizing ALL OF THE CONCEPTS they learned in my class this semester. Pay attention to the organization of the essay and also the English language grammar and spelling rules.
4) End of year Survey: Students, along with their parents, will visit my website and complete the end of year survey I made included in the online work page of my website.
ONE MORE TIME, REMEMBER that the poster presentation project is due next class, but the sales and marketing project is due on June 9th. The Sales and Marketing Product is due to me through email by next class though. Please don't bring your products next class (June 2nd). Bring them on June 9th!
The last class, June 9th, will also serve as the end of year celebration party. I will send out details about that in next class's update email. Please look out for that.
That is it for this week's update email. If you have questions regarding any of the projects or the class in general, please feel free to let me know.
Best regards and have a great week and memorial day weekend!