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Homework Policy

Third Grade Homework Policy

An assignment notebook is available to all students to help them monitor their assignments.  On one page in the book is a place for parent initials.  You may sign the page showing that you checked your child’s completed assignment.  If you would like to write a short note to any teacher, space is provided.  Your child should show the comment to the teacher the next day.

Third graders should have anywhere from 20-30 minutes of homework each night, excluding Friday, which is a no-homework night.  Time is allotted in class for start of homework, so if your child is having more than 30 minutes each night, he or she may not be making good use of the work time given in class.  If this should happen repeatedly, please contact the teacher.

On a pretty regular basis, third grade students should have homework in the following areas each night, with the exception of testing days or special events:

Spelling:  Words missed on Unit Tests
Handwriting:  1-2 pages of practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Math:  Review of that day’s concept.

Third grade students will have homework in the following areas 1-2 nights a week, depending on the need for reinforcement of skills:

Reading:  Review of that day’s concept
Language Arts:  Writing assignment or grammar skills practice
Science/Social Studies:  Journal assignment / lesson practice

** All students should be reading nightly for 15 minutes independently for school-wide reading incentive program.

Homework is checked in first thing in the morning.  If a student is consistently late with homework, they will be expected to complete all incomplete work in homework club before going to lunch.  Homework club is hosted and supervised by a different third grade teacher each week in her classroom.  If there is an unexpected circumstance at home that prohibits a child from completing work on a given night, those will be taken into consideration and a plan for completing late work will be made and communicated to the student and parent.  Please don’t hesitate to call or send notes in regards to these types of incidences.
       
If you ever have any questions or concerns about homework, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher anytime.