Homework is an integral part of your child's learning. It provides an opportunity for your child to practice skills previously learned in class, develop responsibility and time management skills, and study content that will be tested. Also, homework serves as a form of communication between home and school, as parents can see what their child is learning during the school day by viewing the assignment book and the assignments given.
Your child will be assigned homework Monday through Thursday. Students will spend 50-60 minutes doing homework nightly. Homework is not assigned a grade, but is used for your child to practice skill mastery. Completing homework is an expectation.
To assist 5th graders with homework, please do the following:
Provide a quiet space, away from the TV/computer/video games, where your child can do homework each evening.
Plan a homework time daily and expect your child to complete the assignments during that time. Your child should be able to complete his/her assignments alone with few questions.
View your child's assignment book and initial each assignment that you see completed. Please do not initial unless you see the completed work.
Allow your child to read aloud to you daily for at least 15 minutes of their 30 minute required reading time. He/she can read to you in the car, while you are cooking dinner, or you may choose to sit down with your child. Please DO NOT read to your child during their 30 minute time. Remember students must be able to read 115 minutes ALONE on the EOG, so reading practice is essential to your child's success. As a review, ask your child to summarize what they have read. Be sure you sign the reading log.
Study Island assignments will be given weekly. We realize that some students do not have access to the internet. Those students will be provided class time to complete assigned work. Students will be expected to have a score of 85 or above on assigned skills.
If your child is absent, he/she will be provided with a list of missed assignments the day he/she returns to school. Two days for every one day missed will be allowed to make up the assignments. It is your child's responsibility to turn in the completed work. Please give us one weeks notice if you are planning a trip and want your assignments before you go. Remember it is important that your child attend school, so unless your child is sick, please have him/her at school!
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