Most assignments are a review of previously learned concepts and are designed to help students develop and maintain mastery. Students write all assignments in their daily agendas, which are provided by the district. Math and ELA homework is given 2-4 nights per week. As a general guideline, fourth graders should spend no more than 40 minutes per night on homework and fifth graders should spend no more than 50 minutes per night.
Your child should bring home a yellow folder containing the assignments. Students are encouraged to read 15 minutes per night at their independent reading level and complete the home reading log provided by the classroom teacher or by me. Students can also practice math and ELA on Study Island. Click on the link above to access Study Island. Students will need to enter their username and password.
Assignments are given Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and will typically include:
1. Math study link or practice page
2. Reading practice page or spelling page
3. Independent reading with completion of home reading log
*Please remind your child to show you his/her agenda each night so that you can see what is due. The agenda also serves as a home-school communication tool. Feel free to include notes and questions to me in the agenda. Also check the yellow folder for important school notices and completed work.
Missing Work Due to Absences
If your child misses a day of school, he/she is responsible upon return to gather the missed work. I have a basket in my room where missed assignments for each day are placed. Your child is responsible for going to that basket and collecting all needed work. I will remind children of this when they return from being absent. Your child's agenda will let you know what assignments he/she has each day along with any make up assignments.
Unfinished or Late Work
Students are required to make up unfinished work on their own time (i.e. during one of their two daily recesses or in addition to current homework at home) but not in class during our instructional time. Most of the homework is graded along with tests, quizzes, and projects.
**If your child is experiencing too much frustration with an assignment at home, do not require him/her to finish it. Instead please write me a note directly on the assignment, and I will sit down with your child and provide reteaching and help.
Parent Requests for Homework
I accept parent requests for homework and class assignments that were missed due to illness and family emergencies. Please let me or the front office know as early as possible that you would like the work, and I will have it sent to the office for you to pick up. Students need to understand that making up work is important so that their progress and grades do not suffer. Let's work together to build successful study habits.
Thank you for your support!