Homework

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    Homework

     

    Each day, your child will bring a home a homework folder containing assignments, notes, completed work and other important information.

     

    Please be sure to check and clean out the

     

    folder on a daily basis!!

     

     

    For helpful videos - click on the link below Homework on the left!!!!

     

     

    Here's what to expect for third grade:

    - Daily homework assignments (usually math and spelling).

    - In general, no homework will be assigned on Fridays and vacations. (However, there may be a few exceptions or projects that will be worked on during those times.)

    - Should not take longer than 40 minutes. Again, this is in general. There maybe assignments that are challenging for your son or daughter. If your child is struggling with homework assignments, please let me know.

     

    In addition to nightly homework, students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes every evening. Books, magazines, newspapers, and books on tape are great choices. Feel free to read with or to your child or take time to enjoy listening as he/she reads. As an avid reader myself, I can’t stress enough the importance of developing and maintaining a love of reading. Like any sport or hobby, the more experience you have the better you become. I hope that all my students will grow to be excellent readers. Reading at home will help to ensure that your child grows and progresses in all areas of learning! Encourage your child to READ, READ, READ!! The goal for our students is that they read 25 books during this school year. We have a chart that we keep track with in our classroom. A reading log will come home to record the books read and the total pages. 

     

    Should I be helping my son or daughter with homework? Absolutely! :) I do look at homework to help me see how well your son or daughter is doing with a concept. However, I am able to see this during class as well. The homework is not consistently taken for a grade, but is factored into their effort. You are a key part of your child's learning and may help them to understand a concept even better. I encourage you to look over your child's homework and to make sure it is complete every night.

     

    Questions Parents Can Ask to Support Homework:

    • What do the directions say?
    • What words or directions do you not understand?
    • What is the problem you're working on?
    • Where do you think you should begin?
    • What do you already know that can help you work through the problem?
    • What have you done so far?
    • Do you have similar problems to look at?
    • Can you draw a picture or make a diagram?
    • Can you explain what the teacher asked you to do?
    • What problems like this one have you had before?
    • Can you tell me where you are stuck?
    • Can you go on to another problem and come back to this one later?
    • Who can you call to get help?