Students will write homework assignments in their agendas daily. Please check and sign your child's agenda each night. Parents may write notes to the teacher in the agenda. I may write notes to you as well. Other important information and dates will be written in the agenda. I will check the agenda every morning to see that it was signed by a parent.
Reading: Students are expected to read daily for 20 minutes. Parents must sign in the agenda to indicate that reading was done for that night. Over the weekend, choose 1 night to read (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Reading time is flexible. Your child may read silently a book of their choice, you may read a book out loud to your child, your child can read a book out loud to you or to a younger sibling. The purpose of this reading time should be to enjoy reading with your child. I have decided to NOT have students fill out a homework reading log this year. I hope that by removing that task, the reading time becomes more enjoyable and fosters a love of reading.
Math: Students will have math homework almost every day. Usually the homework will be a "reteaching" page. Prior to a test, students will complete review questions from their text books on a sheet of loose leaf paper. *These review questions will be VERY close to the questions on the actual test.* Parents are allowed and encouraged to help their children with the math homework. This should be a time when your child can share what they are learning in school with you. Homework is not graded in the traditional sense. I will check it for effort. Assignments are expected to be completed by the next school day.
Science and Social Studies: Occasionally students will have homework in science and social studies. Usually it will be to study for a test or quiz.
Other: Classwork not completed in class will be sent home for homework. When students are absent, work will also be sent home. If you are able to pick-up work when your child is absent, please email or call early in the morning and I will get it ready for you.