This year your child can expect to have homework in reading, spelling, and math Monday-Thursday. As a rule I do not grade homework for accuracy, but for completion and effort. I keep track of daily homework on a chart. At the end of each month students who have completed all assignments earn a homework pass. For each day of missing homework 5 points will be deducted from a monthly homework grade in reading and/or math. Homework is due by 7:40 each morning, no exceptions. I know this may sound harsh, but a large part of third grade is learning about responsibilities and being independent. Below you will find more of an explanation for homework in each subject area. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
Nightly homework will come from our math workbook. Students may occasionally have a worksheet in place of a workbook assignment. Before unit tests I will typically send a study guide to help prepare.
Students will be expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes per night, 5 of 7 days a week. Students should be reading material that is at their independent reading level. This will be provided each quarter using the STAR test within our Accelerated Reader program. Each child will have a monthly reading log to track their reading. The log will be collected monthly and assigned a grade based on the number of minutes read using a rubric. I will provide the log monthly. However, you can also click below to print a copy.
This year students will typically receive their word sorts each Monday and a test will be given on those words on Friday. Homework throughout the week will generally consist of repeating different activities with the sorts that have been modeled and practiced in class. These are activities that can be done at home and they do not have to be turned in here at school. Please go to the spelling section of our class website for a more detailed description of the spelling program and homework for spelling that I will use.