Homework Policy for
Mrs. Whitcomb’s 4th Grade Class
Homework is an important part of the Student’s school experience. Homework is given to reinforce what has been learned in class and to prepare the student for upcoming lessons. It also allows the student to finish or follow up daily work assigned in the classroom. Homework develops responsibility and independent learning which helps students set positive study habits.
AMOUNT AND FREQUENCY OF HOMEWORK:
Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights and should take 40 – 60 minutes per night. This time may not include studying for tests, working on long range projects, or work not completed during class time.
TYPES OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNED:
The following is a list of homework to be expected this year:
Spelling will include a list of twenty unit words, 5 curriculum, and 5 high frequency (no excuse) words. Text book/worksheet exercises are assigned weekly. Test on Friday.
Math problems will reflect work being done in the classroom program, and/or math facts (multiplication and division).
Language Arts will include writing practice that supports or completes classroom work.
History and Science will include reading, worksheets or writing reports on assigned topics.
WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM STUDENTS:
1. Record all homework assignments.
2. Do homework on their own and to the best of their ability.
3. Work is done neatly and turned in on time.
4. Responsible for making up missed work.
WHAT TO EXPECT IF HOMEWORK IS NOT COMPLETED:
1. Miss recess to complete work.
2. Move on the stop light to yellow or red.
3. Have workload increased at home (loss of home free time).
4. After school study hall to make up work.
5. Grade lowered in subject area.
Parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for the students by providing a set homework time and an environment in which to do the work. Parents should help with homework only after the student has tried their best to do the assignment independently.
Each day students are expected to record their homework assignments in their stenos. Students should also record any work they did not complete during class time, so it is completed at home that night. It is also the student’s responsibility to have a parent sign their steno each night that they have homework.
Please read and discuss this policy with your child, then sign and return to me. Thank you for your support because the parent is the cornerstone of our school.
Parent Signature: _________________________________________________
Student Signature: ________________________________________________