3=Secure.  Meets or exceeds grade level skill at this time. 
         2=Progressing.  Developing skill as expected.
         1=Area of concern.  Shows little or no understanding of the concept or skill.
Some papers are simply for daily class practice and may not be marked with any type of grade.  While others are marked in several different ways such as: star, smiley face,sticker, stamp, student's self checking marks of a "DT" which stands for completed together. 
Many papers are graded and count towards your child's report card grade. These papers contain the grades 3, 2, and 1.
Please contact me any time if you have questions about a grade your child receives