For all homework assignments, please check your child's planner. Every Monday, students will write the homework for that week in the planner. You will be able to view the assignments and requirements by taking a quick glance at the planner section for that week.
Homework is an integral part of the learning experience. A standing assignment for our language arts classroom this year is to read at least thirty minutes a night,five nights a week. Students may read a variety of material, including but certainly not limited to newspapers, novels, short stories, magazines, and on-line articles. Your student will keep a reading log, recording the date, title, and your initials to verify the reading. These logs will be checked three times during a nine week period, with students receiving points for keeping their log.
Writing is an important skill and a major focus of our learning this year. To become a better writer takes practice. Much of this practice will take place in the classroom, but there are times when this practice has to take place at home. Please allow your child the time to write at home so that these skills are practiced.
Vocabulary skills are strengthened through weekly practices. Students receive a vocabulary roots and stems practice on Monday with a due date of Friday. The task will also involve critical thinking skills, application and creativity. Students are free to use any resource to help them with this practice.
Our classroom learning is done mainly through project based activites. Students receive a choice guide and rubric for these projects. This enables them to create a product of learning that demonstrates their mastery of the focus concept. These projects are assigned at the beginning of a new unit with a predetermined due date. I do offer class time to work on these projects since many involve technology usage.
Our classes have a no-zero policy for homework. Please review the guidelines for this as received at open house.
Should you have questions about any assignment, please check with your student first, then I can clarify further.