I strongly believe in the power of play and the importance of letting children be children. Further, research does not indicate significant benefits of homework at the elementary level. I believe that when students give us all of their day, they deserve to have all of their night. Therefore, we have very limited homework assignments. Instead, eat dinner as a family and ask them how their day was, enjoy your child's extracurricular activities without worrying about homework, and know that your child is working hard at school each day and has earned their evening playtime!
Along with studying weekly spelling and vocabulary words, I highly encourage you to read a book of choice with your child each evening. Reading each night at home is very important! The best way to become a better reader is to read, read, and read! Ten to 15 minutes of reading each night will greatly benefit your child. Including reading as part of your nightly bedtime routine is a great way to get reading in at home!
PLEASE NOTE: If a student exhibits off-task behaviors during the school day and fails to complete an assignment, the assignment will be sent home for completion. This will ensure that your child does not fall far behind on their class work. Students will not earn points/credit for work that is done by another student or adult. Students must complete/write their own work independently, but may have help from an adult if they do not understand a concept.