Homework - Working Habits
Keep the homework packet in your backpack everyday.
Do not do the activities all at once. Follow the schedule!
Read the schedule everyday to find out what you need to complete.
Allow about 30 minutes for completion (depending on the child’s ability and focus!)
There is homework everyday including Fridays.
Read 30 minutes everyday and copy a good sentence from your book in the reading log.
Tip: go to sleep early and read in bed
A homework packet is given each week starting Fri. Sept. 18th, 2009
As a concerned parent, please participate in the following ways:
1. Check on homework daily. Don’t correct it, just check if the child tried his best.
2. Praise your child for acceptable work.
3. Sign the cover sheet of the homework packet.
You may explain directions. You can guide (ask the child questions or give similar examples to help him figure out the answers,) but you can’t provide the solutions. If your child didn’t understand the material, you may re-explain the material if you can or just write a quick note to the teacher. This really helps!
Homework is mandatory and must be turned in on time.
A Grade for homework completion/neatness (not correctness) will appear
under several categories on report cards.
If the packet is lost, parents will be able to make a copy from the original left in the teacher’s box in the school office. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed homework and makeup work after being absent.
The homework given falls into one or more of the four categories:
1. Remedial Drill: designed to help strengthen the child’s weak areas.
2. Reading at least 30 minutes DAILY: practice in reading.
3. Review: preparing for a test or presentation.
4. Research: often given on an extended-time basis.
5. Extended practice: to strengthen skills or strategies introduced in the classroom