Mrs. Margaret Yamamoto's 4th Grade Class
(Mrs. Y to my students!!)
Our goal is to work together as a team. In this class each of you is a member of the team. The success of our team is contingent upon the intellectual and creative success of each student. The foundation for our team is the idea of mutual respect. Respect is something that is earned. It is not an inalienable right bestowed upon an individual at birth. Throughout our lives we must earn the respect of those around us to be successful. Grant it, earning peoples’ respect is not an easy task. It takes hard work, honesty, integrity, and compassion.
The Chicago Suburbs School District's report card for fourth graders includes traditional letter grades (A, B, C, etc.) as well as the use of numbers to indicate your child's academic level: 4= above grade level performance, 3= at grade level performance, 2= approaching grade level, but below, and 1= below grade level. At times, I will grade your child's work using the same scale. This will allow you to see your child's level and progress in a more relevant manner, as it corresponds with the CSSD's report card.
I will first give papers a percentage that will better enable me to determine the score of the work: 95% or above= 4, 70-94% = 3, 50-69% = 2, and below 50% = 1. I have explained this to the students as well.
Report grades are directly related to final percentage in each subject area: 90- 100% = A, 80- 89%= B, 70-79% = C, 60-69 = D, and 59% and below= F. Please check Friday Folders for Weekly Reports and any graded work sent home.
About Mrs. Yamamoto
I enjoy knitting, sitting by the beach, and going back to Canada each summer. I also have 3 wonderful children whom I love and adore!