Homework and B.E.E. Binders

Students will write down their homework assignments in their agendas, which are located in their B.E.E. (Bring Everything Everywhere) binders. Their binder will include their agenda and a Take Home folder. Completed work, permission slips, notices, homework, and other important papers will be sent home in these folders.

It is important that you check your child's B.E.E. binder and folder every single night so you can stay up to date on what is going on in the classroom!

Homework is due the day after it is assigned unless otherwise noted. While third graders should be building their responsibility to complete homework on their own, it is still very important that you help your child to build a consistent homework routine at home. 

Research shows that homework has little impact on elementary aged students, and that student performance increases much more when students spend more time with families, play, get enough sleep, etc. instead. For this reason, your child will only have a small amount of homework every night Monday through Friday. My hope is that your child's homework lasts no longer than 30 minutes each night, and most of it will simply be reading. After that, your child needs time to relax and process the day's learning. I never want homework to become frustrating or excessive for any student or family. If this ever becomes a problem for you or your child, please reach out to me. We will work together to figure out a solution. Homework battles are not worth it!

Click on the tabs to the left to learn more about specific homework expectations.

A Typical Week's Homework At A Glance:

- Read for 20 minutes each night, Monday - Friday
- Write at least 1 entry in Reader's Notebook or on Google Classroom (This should take place 
during the same 20 minutes of reading time mentioned above and happens while students read.)
- Other assignments, as needed, each lasting 5-10 minutes. These are most often finishing classwork, math or word study. You can find more information about these assignments on the tabs on the left.