Homework will only consist of work that your student does not finish/finishes incorrectly during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year and I will not be collecting or grading it.
With that being said, I cannot stress the importance of reading with your child. There will be no formal “reading log” but I am suggesting to continue to read 20 minutes every night! I will also have some voluntary homework options. Every child will receive a math workbook that aligns with what we are working on in class. I will also be giving a spelling test every week. Students can practice their words at home but are not required to. A great way to practice our class spelling words if you decide that is what is best for your child is through the Spelling City app. Also, they will be tested weekly on high frequency words. You may practice studying/reading these words as well. There are many other instructional resources your child can use on their iPad if they take it home. These include: DreamBox, Lexia, RazKids, and Wonders activities.
Once again, these are only SUGGESTIONS and OPTIONAL if you feel as though your child could use the extra support and practice at home.
Overall, research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the homework policy.