Homework and B.E.E. Binders

It is important that you check your child's B.E.E. binder every single night so you can stay up to date on what is going on in the classroom! Third graders need your support to build responsibility and and independence with completing homework.

Student's binders will include their agendas and take home folders. They will write down their daily homework assignments in their agendas. Completed work, incomplete work, permission slips, notices, newsletters, weekly exit tickets, and other important papers will be sent home in these folders. Each night, please work with your child to take papers out that should stay at home.

Homework is due the next day 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. It shows that student performance increases much more when students spend more time with families, play, and get enough sleep instead. For this reason, your child will only have a small amount of homework every night Monday through Friday. My expectation is that your child's homework lasts no longer than 30 minutes each night. 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
- During one night of reading, write reading response on Google Classroom

- Other assignments for 5-10 minutes as needed
   (usually math, word study, or finishing incomplete work)