Guidelines to help your child succeed!
Homework is an essential part of a child’s education. It is valuable as it reinforces the skills taught in class, connects and scaffolds information continually, and teaches responsibility. Homework is not assigned for the sake of “having homework”.
~ Homework should not take your child more than one (1) hour at any given time to complete. This time may vary slightly
depending on re-do work, late or missing work, special research projects, and each individual student’s growth at the
time of the homework assignments.
~ I will never give homework on a subject that has not been covered in class.
~ Homework will reinforce skills learned during the school day and prepare them for the next.
~ Assignments will be clearly explained, examples given, and expectations clearly outlined prior to homework
assignments of any kind.
~ At times, there will be AT HOME PROJECTS which students will be expected to work on solely at home.
~ No name papers receive a 5 point deduction off grade starting October 1st.
~ Daily homework consists of reading for pleasure at least 20 minutes each night, Writer's Notebook entries (one
entry three (3) times a week), and practice of math facts each night until they have memorized them.
~ Any work that was not completed in class will become part of your child’s homework. Students have study hall
for 15-30 minutes each day, throughout the day. For those nights that homework does not take as long, students
should be encouraged to read for a bit longer, write a letter to a friend, write an entry in their Writer’s Notebook, or
study a concept that needs more attention.
~ Late Assignments and Missing Assignments are located under the Homework Tab, accordingly.