Homework

Homework assignments in our class help reinforce and extend what your child has learned in class, provide additional practice, and help your child develop good study habits. My hope is for homework assignments to be valuable for your child and easy for families to manage. Most homework this year will consist of independent reading. Reading is a very important life skill, and the best way to get better is through daily practice.

 

Please check your child’s homework agenda every night. The agendas are used to record assignments and important upcoming events and due dates, so it is crucial for you to look at it daily for us to maintain efficient two-way communication.



Third graders still benefit from your help as they develop their responsibility in completing homework assignments. I encourage you to look at your child’s homework, rather than ask if it was done, and make sure the work your child shows you matches up with the assignments written in the agenda.
You don’t need to check each and every problem for accuracy, but if you skim over the work and notice glaring errors (like missing information on a reading log or worksheet), it’s appropriate to ask your child to make corrections.


Homework is assigned Monday - Friday nights. Homework should take students about 30 minutes to complete. If your child consistently needs more than 30 minutes on a typical night to complete all of their homework, please let me know. It is important that your family's homework routine is not stressful and that your child has enough time to rest and process the day's learning. I will be happy to make adjustments for students as needed. I also understand that emergencies come up and sometimes students are unable to complete their homework assignments on time. As long as this is not a regular occurrence, your child can return homework the next day instead.

 

More details about each subject's regular homework assignments can be found on the tabs to the left of this page.