• Working on homework
    Any nightly homework assignments will be written into your child's agenda. I also try to update on Dojo as much as possible.  Assignment dates may be changed due to activities in the classroom.  Please ask your student to update you on any homework changes. 
    Each night, students are to read a book of their choice to boost fluency and to do a Book-It report in the months we do it. If students have any spelling or vocabulary words, they will be expected to study them as well. For Math, students need to be drilling their multiplication and division facts for speed and accuracy. 
    Star  Homework Tips: 
     Homework should not be a battle. Here are some steps you can take to encourage your elementary-age child to take responsibility for his/her own homework assignments:
    •  Remove Distractions: Do homework in a quiet place that does not have distractions. Turn off the TV; don't expect your child to do homework in a room where siblings are playing.
    • Establish a Routine: Set a specific "homework time" such as right after dinner. Require that homework be complete before your child can watch TV, use their tablet, etc.
    • Prioritize: Encourage your child to work first on those assignments that are due tomorrow. After those are complete, tackle those that are due at a later time. Help your child plan his/her studying, so that projects are not left until the last minute. An assignment book can be a big help with this.
    • Check Understanding: Be sure your child understands new assignments before he/she starts working on them. This one can save lots of late-evening tears.
    • Guide, but don't correct: If your child needs help, offer ideas that can help him/her sort out the problem, but don't give him/her the answers.
    • Get organized for tomorrow: Remind your child to pack the backpack before going to bed. Even the best homework effort doesn't do much good if it's left on the kitchen table!