Regular Homework Assignments:
20 minutes of reading almost daily: Your child should read almost every day for 20 minutes or longer. When your child completes his/her 20 minutes of reading, please make a check in the skinny grey/light blue reading column of his/her daily planner and sign. The minimal requirement for at-home reading for my class is four 20-minute sessions per week.
Math Home Links: Math Home link books will be sent home with each math unit. Home links are meant to be completed with some help from an adult at home. Answers are found in the booklets. Student Resource books are generally kept at school, but can be borrowed by your child at any time if requested. If you are ever confused by the math homework, request that your child bring a Student Reference book home. The EveryDay Math website is also very helpful for families. I also check my email often after school and may be able to help you understand homework through email.
Math Facts: During the 2nd half of third grade, practicing multiplication facts is a regular homework assignment. Kids are required to study the basic multiplication facts 4 times a week for 15 minute sessions with an adult (or patient, older sibling). This homework should be recorded in planners when completed by checking the skinny grey/blue column in the planner by Math.
Word Work: New word lists will come home weekly or biweekly to study for a Spell Checks.
Quizzes/Tests: Study guides will go home to help you study with your child for upcoming quizzes/tests.
Unfinished Assignments: I will work hard with your child to finish their schoolwork at school. However, if they are unable to complete important assignments during the day, they may be sent home to finish.