Homework policy

Homework Policy
Why do I assign homework?
I believe homework is important because it helps reinforce what has been learned in class, helps prepare students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits.

What will happen if homework assignments are not complete?
If students choose not to complete homework they will lose certain classroom privileges. After three homework assignments are not turned in or turned in incomplete, then the parent will be contacted and a homework contract will be set up.
However, I do understand when legitimate things come up unexpectedly that keep the student from completing the homework. Please just write me a note to let me know.

What if my child says, “I forgot to write the assignment down.
When your child is absent from school or just forgot to write the assignment in their agenda, then you can simply log into my classroom blog. I update my blog with all of the homework assignments!

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How often will my child receive homework? 
Typically, I do not overload students with homework. We complete study guides for Social studies, Science, and Health in class. I expect that the students study those for upcoming tests. I expect the students to complete reading activities in class, however, if they do not finish in class, then it will be assigned for homework. There is usually homework in math nightly, but not always. I do not give the conventional spelling tests in my class, instead we have word study. I use the program Words Their Way, and assess students knowledge of  word parts, assessments are given when your child finishes a unit. It is all individual and based on your child’s needs.

Parents are key to making homework a positive experience for children. Therefore, I ask that parents make homework a top priority at home. Provide necessary supplies and a quiet work environment, set aside time everyday when homework is to be done, provide praise and support, not allow children to not do their homework, and contact me if a problem arises.
Thanks for all of your support,

Mrs. Nichols

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