Homework Policies

DAILY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - Each day  your child should write their assignments, announcements, and reminders in their Agenda Book.  

* Reading - Students are expected to read for 20 minutes/night, in a book of their choice.  No reading log will be required this year.  

In addition, there may be weekly reading homework assigned on Monday .  When reading homework is assigned, I will be sure to have the students write the assignment in their daily planner.

I will also be assigning  a few long-term reading/writing projects that are due approximately one month after the assignment is given.  These are book report projects that serve several purposes.  One of which is to give the students the opportunity to demonstrate the abiltiy to speak and present in front of their peers.

*Writing - Students will be working on their writing in class.  They will occassionaly have writing assignments that need to be completed at home.  When these are assigned, you will be informed of all expectations in advance of the due date.

*Spelling - There will be weekly spelling lists and weekly spelling tests this year.  Our new English Language Arts materials has word work embedded in the Reading/Writing Workshop, which supports the weekly spelling words.

*Social Studies - Occasionally there will be Social Studies homework.  Please check your child's agenda book for those assignments.  Shortly after winter break, all 4th graders will begin work on a long-term state report project.  More details will come home in 2018.