• First Grade
     A Homework Assignment Sheet is provided weekly in your child's Take Home Folder. 

    We suggest printing off these helpers, so you can refer to throughout the school year. 


    HOMEWORK POLICY

     

    WHY ASSIGN HOMEWORK?

    Homework is a valuable tool in helping students make the most of their experience in school.  Homework helps reinforce what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits.  Organization and responsibility are learned skills that take the cooperation of parent, teacher, and student to develop.  Please help your child understand the importance of a homework routine by reading each day and completing work sent home.

     

    WHEN WILL HOMEWORK BE ASSIGNED?

    Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday (Friday homework will be optional).  Assignments should take approximately 45 minutes to complete each night.  Students should read at least 20 minutes each day.

     

    In an attempt to save paper, our goal is to send home less paper and utilize email, google docs, and Signup Genius as forms of communication regarding homework updates as well as our grade level website as an additional tool to provide communication of upcoming events.

     

      

    WHAT ARE YOUR CHILD’S HOMEWORK RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Expectations:  

    • students to do their best job on each homework assignment. 
    • homework to be neat, not sloppy. 
    • all written homework to be done in pencil.
    • homework to be completely finished by class time the following morning.

    WHAT ARE THE TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITIES?
    Check to see if homework is returned each day, check for notes from parents, mark behavior daily, and support good homework habits by giving praise and other incentives.

     WHAT ARE THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Parents are the key to making the homework a positive experience.  Therefore, we ask that you make homework a top priority.  Provide your child with the necessary supplies and a quiet place to complete homework.  Set aside a time every day when homework should be done.  Provide positive praise and support, do not allow your child to avoid doing homework, and contact the teacher if you notice a problem.  Parents should check homework each night.

     
    Absent Work 
    If a student is absent, the teacher will assign work that may be necessary to be successful. The student will have one day to make up work for each day missed. For example, 2 days absent will equal two extra days to complete missing work.