Homework Policies and Procedures
Students will be assigned daily homework. All students will be responsible for copying the daily assignments into their journals, and completing assignments on a daily basis. Homework is a reinforcement of the days' lessons. Regular homework provides opportunities for developmental practice, drill, the application of skills already learned, the development of independent study skills, enrichment activities, and self discipline. Parents are encouraged to check their child's homework folders/journals daily for assignments, projects, due dates, and/or teacher communication.
Reading Logs - Students will be required to read daily for a period of thirty minutes. All reading assignments will be recorded in their "reading log" which will be provided by the teacher. Parents are asked to check and sign their child's reading log daily. Please do not sign for the week, as this defeats the purpose of daily parent participation. This will not only help establish a love of reading but a positive routine in your child's learning habits. Reading assignments also allow parents to monitor their child's progress and reading performance.
Vocabulary Words - Vocabulary words will be assigned weekly. Assignments for words will be given daily. Please check your child's journal/homework folder for daily assignments. All words will be assessed every Friday.
Spelling Words - Spelling words will also be assigned weekly. Assignments for words will be given daily. Please check your child's journal/homework folder for daily assignments. All words will be assessed every Friday.
Accelerated Reader Program, (AR) - The AR program is a reading program designed for students to read independently at their individual reading levels. All students will set AR reading goals that should be met each grading period. In order to accomplish the set goals, students will check out AR books from the library and take computer tests on the books read. Students are required to pass with at least a 70% on each test to score the points. Top AR readers will be rewarded and recognized for their achievements and accomplished goals. Winners will be announced during morning announcements