Homework is an opportunity to . . .
  • practice new learning.
  • review learned concepts.
  • develop student responsibility.
  • instill good study habits.
  • support parent and child communication.


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       Homework assignments are listed on the second page of the weekly newsletter.  All students maintain a homework workbook stored in their desk.  Each day, following the daily math lesson, students take their homework workbook from their desk, take out the appropriate page, and place this page inside their binder (homework section).  I review the two page assignment with students prior to ending the math lesson and placing the assignment into the DOT Binder.
     Students may have time in class to complete some of the math homework; however, the majority of the work will be completed at home.  Homework is due the next school day.  The daily math lesson begins by reviewing the homework assignment and answering any questions. 
     The homework should be completed by the student. School policy dictates student math homework will be review work from the daily math assignment.  Therefore, students may not be proficient at the skill and require parent support.  Students are to try their best to complete the entire math assignment; however, if there is confusion, students should circle the problem number, gain support from the parent, and ask questions the next day in class.
     Additionally, a blue weekly planner sheet is completed after each subject throughout the day.  Students write all classwork/homework assignments on the form.  All work done in class is placed inside the binder.  This allows students an opportunity to complete and review his/her work in the evening, make corrections, and ensure the work is accurate and neat.  This also allows parents an opportunity to review the child's work and have a discussion about learning.  There is a box on each day of the week for parents to initial indicating you checked the blue weekly planner sheet.  Please review the assignments for each day and contact me with any questions.
     Finally, students will complete a monthly book report.  This report is assigned at the beginning of the month and due, with a presentation, at the end of each month. Visit the "It's Time for a Book Report" webpage for more information. During the month of February, students will complete a Science Fair project in lieu of a monthly book report.  Visit the "Science Fair" webpage for additional information.

Sample homework syllabus:

The assignments listed below indicate what your student should be working on each evening during the week. Assignments are due the next school day. Additional choice homework may include spelling words, technology activities, math facts study, or any classwork not completed during the school day. Homework should last for approximately 40 minutes, (including 20 min. of reading); however, any classwork not finished during the day will be finished at home and require additional time for completion.

Monday, September 3, 2012 - NO SCHOOL
  • Read a book or have a book read to you. Standard - 20 minutes of reading.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • Math:  pp. 52, 53
  • Spelling:  Complete a word sort
  • Reading:  Read for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Math:  pp. 54, 55
  • Spelling:  Write your words in ABC order
  • Reading:  Read for 20 minutes.
Thursday, September 6, 2012

  • Math:  pp. 56, 57.
  • Spelling:  Write each word in a sentence
  • Reading:  Read for 20 minutes.
Friday, September 7, 2012
  • Reading:  Read for 20 minutes.

Things to Remember
  • Homework should be done in pencil.
  • Go to the class website to access more learning opportunities for content areas.
  • Spelling homework is for at home study - this work does not need to return to school.
  • Go to www.spellingcity.com/pioneerpeak for additional spelling support.
  • Review below proficient reading skills at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Last Modified on August 7, 2013