I believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school. I give homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits.
Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights. I do not send out “homework packets.” Assignments should take students no more than 30-45 minutes to complete each night. This does not include studying for tests, their weekly reading assignment, and working on occasional projects. If work is taking longer than that time frame, please communicate what your child is struggling with so I can address it in the classroom with them. Spelling tests will be given each day 6. I will give student’s approximately one week’s notice to study for all content and math tests. The notice will be put in their planners, and posted on the classroom blog.
I expect students to do their best job on their homework. I expect homework to be neat, not sloppy. I expect students to do the work on their own and only ask for help after they have given it their best effort. I expect that all assignments be turned in on time.
Parents/Guardians play an important role in making homework a positive experience for their children. Therefore, I ask that parents/guardians make homework a top priority. Please provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily schedule/time for homework, and provide praise/support. Please do not hesitate to contact me at home if you have any concerns about homework.
Students will take their agenda home each night. Homework assignments will be recorded on the calendar next to the subject area. I will check each student’s planner before they leave for the day to ensure that all assignments are written in the planner. A parent/guardian should sign the bottom portion of the planner or the math timing sheet to indicate your child studied their math facts. Your review and daily signature can make a difference in how the use of this study skills tool affects your child’s academic performance.
If students forget their homework or choose not to do their homework they will be required to complete their homework during recess. If the problem persists, other privileges will be taken away, and I will contact the parents/guardians to discuss possible solutions.
Day 1-Day 5… Students should
**Study Vocabulary Words and Spelling Words
EVERY DAY… Students should study their rocket math fact sheet
Weekly… Students should complete the weekly reader
Daily… students will complete a math worksheet, vocabulary worksheet, and spelling worksheet. (spelling tic tac toe will now be completed at a station and a worksheet will come home to practice the phonics skill for that lesson)