•  Homework

    Monday: Word Work
    Tuesday: Poetry
    Wednesday: Math Homelinks
    Thursday: Study Spelling Words
    Friday: Enjoy your weekend!
    * Read books in your reading folder every day. *

    Homework will require some parental involvement at this level. Your cooperation is essential in developing a positive homework habit. First and foremost, you can encourage your child by showing interest and demonstrating helpful attitudes toward homework.
    Some additional suggestions for homework:

    1. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure students have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.

    2. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.

    3. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)

    4. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a child’s job to do the learning.

    5. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about what they are learning. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.

    6. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents' examples than their advice.

    7. Praise their work and efforts.

             If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with me. Teachers, like parents, can help only if they know there is a need. Decide if it becomes too frustrating of a task to stop and take a break. Any work done under duress or frustration is not a positive or healthy learning experience.