At fall conferences, a parent arrived with a 3" binder, filled with every paper I have created or graded for her child. Her organizational skills were impressive. During our discussion, she wished to know how I arrived at certain grades for certain projects... not just for the overall report card grades, but for each paper.
Again, her thoroughness was impressive.
Rather than take a mental trip down "I-thought-I-explained-things-rather-well-at-the-beginning-of-the-year" lane, I've been contemplating the rubric system for some of our projects. Growing as an educator is part of the plan, right?!
Voila! This rubric is for a U.S. Flag writing/coloring project, using the "is" and "has" response grids. (I think Fran created the project, but I need to go back and check!) My report card uses a grading system of Outstanding, Satisfactory, and Needs Improvement, although the degrees are all percentage-based from an average of all scored work. If you'd like to see rubrics with a different grading description, please leave a comment. I'll be making more rubrics in the future--enjoy! (If you see this before I can get back to the other desktop, to correct the verb tense in the rubric, please don't judge my writing skills, lol!)
Kindergarten Flag Rubric