Homework is a great way for teachers, students, and parents to assess each child's understanding of the material covered in class. Students will have homework Monday through Thursday. Students receive a homework planner during the first week of school. They will be recording their daily homework assignments in this homework planner each day. All necessary homework materials and any school notices will be put in their homework folder. The homework planner and homework folder are to be taken home each night and brought back to school the following school day. Please check your child's homework planner to view their assignments. Daily homework assignments are also available on my web page.
If homework is incomplete or forgotten, a one-day grace period is given to complete the assignment. Once your child brings in the completed assignment, they will receive credit for it.
If your child has difficulty completing a homework assignment, please send a note or email letting me know. Homework will be checked each morning as a part of our daily routine. Although homework is checked for completion rather than accuracy, not completing homework on a regular basis will have an effect on a student's overall grade.
Students are to read a minimum of 20 minutes every night, either alone or with an adult. This amount will increase as the school year progresses. Every month he/she will receive a reading log that should be filled out daily. This log should be kept in your child's reading folder in his/her reading bag to ensure that is can be located easily both in school and at home. Reading logs will be collected at the end of each month in order to analyze reading patterns. Please help to assure that your child reads, completes, and has his/her reading log in school every day.
During Phase 1, food will not be permitted in the building. Please make sure your son/daughter eats a well-balanced meal prior to coming into school.
I would love to celebrate your child's birthday in class. Since food is not permitted at this time, we will sing "Happy Birthday" and create a booklet that will be sent home the following day.
Students are graded on a 4-3-2-1 scale. Tests, projects, in-class assignments, class participation, and homework are all components that make up the quarterly grades for each subject.