Homework Policy

Homework policy

Homework will start the week of 8/19--but we will complete it in class--this way your child will have a better understanding of what is expected.  The week of 8/26, they will finish on their own.
This is the first year that your child is required to complete a nightly homework assignment that is due the next day. For that reason, we have supplied planners to log their assignments. Also, I try to keep homework assignments consistent each day of the week. There will be a few variances due to Monday holidays and evening events at the school. The typical week of homework will be as follows:

  • Monday: math sheet and reading: all students are reading the same book that I supply for them. They are to read the assigned pages and in their homework composition book write at least 2 sentences about what happened on those pages and any questions they may have--either something they did not understand or words that are unfamiliar.

  • Tuesday: math sheet, spelling: write words 5 times each, using good penmanship, and reading--again reading assigned pages and writing in journal as before

  • Wednesday: math sheet, spelling: write words in alphabetical order on sheet provided, and reading—again reading assigned pages and writing in journal as before

  • Thursday: math sheet, reading: read assigned pages and writing in journal as before, language: write letter to me in their Homework composition book answering the letter I wrote—letters start in the center of the composition book—it will be marked with a paper clip.  Please be sure they follow the format of my letter and that they answer with a complete sentence.

  •  *****Please make sure they use their composition books fully--not skipping pages--or the back side of a page when they complete their reading journal--the composition book will be sufficient for the entire school year if they do this.  Writing in journal for reading will be in the first half of the journal--letter writing in the second half of the journal--there should be a paper clip marking the center. 

  • Ask your child to always check the assignments they wrote in their planner. It may also be helpful for your child to check off each assignment as they complete it in order to assure that they have completed all.  I hope this will be an excellent opportunity for your child to establish good homework habits and practice organizational skills. 

  • Since students will have a longer day--I plan to give them about the final 20 minutes of class to work on homework--that way, I can answer questions and help with any issues. Anything unfinished needs to be completed at home.  Please be sure to check their planners and homework to be sure all is complete.