One of the first questions many parents have of their child's teacher concerns homework:
How much homework will my child be assigned?
serves a variety of purposes. It allows students to practice skills
they have learned in school. The homework assignments are also a useful
communication tool for parents to see what skills the students are
learning in school. Finally, homework provides practice in a number of
'life-skills' including time management, working independently, being
responsible with necessary materials and tools, and problem solving
when complications occur.
What kind of homework will be assigned?
grade students should expect about 40 - 60 minutes of homework each
weeknight (Monday through Thursday). In general, homework is not sent
home over weekends unless it is make-up work for an extended absense, a
long term project, or extra practice work that the parents and I agree
would be beneficial for the student.
most nights, students will be assigned math practice, ELA homework
(spelling, reading, writing, grammar, etc.) and to read independently
for 20 - 30 minutes.
How will I know what has been assigned for homework?
homework for each night is posted in the classroom. It is the
responsibility of each fourth grader to copy their own homework. During
the first trimester of the school year, students will have their
agendas checked daily for the correct assignments written down.
What happens when my child does not complete an assignment?
who do not complete homework are at a disadvantage for many of our
learning activities during the day. Parents will be notified when their
child has not completed a homework assignment and the student will be
sent to Homework Club during recess.