Here's the deal!
Each Monday students receive a Language Arts homework packet. There
are several assignments that must be completed and turned back to school
every Friday.Students should spend a few minutes every Monday night with an adultplanning out their week. It is a good time to share with kids whenthey have extra curricular activities each week. Try to determineWITH YOUR CHILD which nights are best for homeworkand which nights will require specific planning to complete assignments.My goal is for students to become more aware of their own time management.For example, if a student has piano lessons and karate on Tuesdays thenhe or she will need to plan to do more homework on other nightsof the week because Tuesdays are already so busy.In addition to the Language Arts packet, nightly math
assignments are given that will be due the following day. Occasionally long
term projects will be assigned. When necessary, other homework
assignments will be modified to give children extra time.What happens if I forget my homework?
If students forget a nightly math assignment I have a three strikes policy. The first
two times a student forgets their math they get a strike. On their third offense
they strike out and need to spend part of recess on the wall. Their slate then
goes back to 0. Using this method I find that most students remember their
homework regularly by the time the holidays are here.
If a student forgets their Language Arts packet on Friday it must be brought
in on Monday. Lost packets or incomplete will need to be completed over the weekend.What if the homework is too hard?
No tears! I have a strong no tears homework policy. If your child is
frustrated by an assignment or seems confused or unable to complete the
assignment independently, please return it with a note to me. There will be
no consequence and I will re-teach the concept. Homework should not be asource of stress. Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.There are homework rubrics that are used to grade weekly and nightly assignments. Most assignments will be accompanied by a rubric so that students can self-reflect on their work.