Homework Policy and Daily Agenda:
It is expected that students will complete their homework every night and be ready for classes the next day. Students will have homework each night that should take them no longer than 45-60 minutes to complete. Please contact me if your child is spending longer than 60 minutes each night to complete his/her homework so that we may discuss the issue. Since students will have some long-term projects, he/she will need to work on it a little each night so that its is not so overwhelming for him/her the day before it is due. If your child does not participate in PC, choir or the strings program then that is additional time to work on homework. Students are given numerous opportunities throughout the day to get started on, and many times complete homework in class. Please encourage your child to use time wisely at school!!
If the student continuously comes in without his/her homework then we will schedule a conference. Homework will include activities that reinforce concepts learned during class, projects, studying for weekly spelling test and studying for upcoming tests.
Every night your child should bring his/her daily agenda for you to check to see if his/her homework has been competed. Please check to ensure that they have competed each assignment (even if they finish an assignment at school, you should ask to see the completed work), and then sign your initials at the bottom of that day’s assignment. The agenda’s purpose is to help your child to stay organized and be successful in completing/turning in assignments and projects on time, as welll as keep an open line of communication between school and home. I have taken time during the day to ensure each student has written down assignments. If they did NOT complete an assignment OR did not bring it home for you to check, please make note of it on that assignment’s line.
If you have questions then you may write them beneath your signature or attach a note to the agenda.
Graded work will be sent home on a regular basis. Please be sure to check your child’s Friday folder in order to be aware of how he/she is doing academically.
Students are also encouraged to read accelerated reader books on his/her reading level throughout each grading quarter. Reading levels will be determined through STAR Reading assessments given at the beginning of the year. Students will also present an AR project each grading quarter.