Homework is given to…
1) review information
2) practice old skills
3) practice new skills
4) complete unfinished class work
5) study for tests
6) complete long term projects such as reports
Most school nights, students should be able to finish their homework in 30-45 minutes. If your child is spending an hour or more each evening on homework, please bring this to our attention.
Homework is expected to be done when it is assigned. Most assignments will be completed in one evening and turned in the next day. Major tests will be announced in advance providing ample time to study.
Some homework projects, such as reports, take several days to complete. For long term assignments, due dates will always be provided so children will know exactly when the assignment is due and how long they have to complete the work.
Consequences for a student not having completed homework will be based on the frequency of missing homework assignments. Some consequences may be receiving a zero on the assignment, missing recess or an e-mail/call home.
Students are responsible for copying assignments accurately from the white board into their agenda books, and for remembering to take home all books and materials needed to complete their homework. PLEASE ask to see your child’s agenda book every school night. Go over the entries with your child and initialize the entries daily when your child has completed them.
Parents are encouraged to look over homework and offer help when needed. Please write on papers if you feel it would be helpful for us to know your child had difficulty with an assignment.
Fourth grade, for your child, is a stepping stone on the road to becoming an independent worker.