Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday. Why Homework? Homework reinforces classroom learning and the importance of good work habits.
Here is what you can expect your child to complete on a weekly basis Monday - Thursday:
Complete a reading log each week that tracks nightly reading. The expectation is that each student reads for 20-30 minutes each night.
Complete a worksheet directly related to what was learned in school that day. It is typically an Everyday Math Home-Link, but occasionally something written or cursive.
Additional assignments may include:
Reviewing topics in social studies to prepare for a unit test. Use the study guide and booklet sent home for assistance.
Learning the multiplication facts.
Preparing long-term social studies projects.
A note about homework:
I do not want homework to be a source of extreme stress for your child. If your child has made a strong effort on an assignment and is still struggling please ask your child to write a note on the assignment what he/she struggled with and bring it into school the next day. I will find time in our day to review the assignment with your child.
Example: If your child struggled with a math concept, tried to solve the problem a few times and did not understand. Please have the student write what he/she tried and put this assignment in the Teacher Notes bin by my desk. I ask the student to write the note in order to reinforce self-advocacy skills and responsibility.
Here are some homework tips:
Create a work space free of distractions to show that homework is important.
Establish a routine homework time.
Have your child show you the written assignment.
Listen to your child explain the directions and provide guidance as needed.
Support the choice of a challenging book by taking turns reading.
Use timers and checklists to support independence.