My brain rested yesterday - pretty completely. I went into reading mode again - a sports book, no less - and I'm LIKING it!
I think since my brain rested, I had a sudden burst of inspiration for my issues with not grading. I created a T-chart of all the things that are different - from the way I used to grade - when I do not put points/marks on grades.
I'm back on the tracks, peeps.
I'm back in the groove.
I'm back to remembering just WHY I wanted to go sans marks/points through the quarter. What really pushed me back is the video I created for parents. It really says it all. It's based on research and years of teaching. It just makes sense.
It's housed on our classroom website HERE.
So. That's where my brain is today, in the midst of summer. A month after I shared my frustrations the day after school let out this year. (I LOVED the conversations in the comments!)
Check out the NEW (so far) letter for 2018 - I'd love feedback once again - let's keep the conversation going!