Math Facts Charts
We realize students work hard at school all day, many have after school activities and sports, and families are busy juggling work and home. Adding daily homework on top of this often causes stress and dislike of school for students, which then trickles down to stress on parents. So we want to try something new!! As teachers, we feel nightly reading is important for all students and recommend you continue with it. Please refer to the attached sheet showing the importance of reading at home. However, we will not be sending home a daily/weekly reading log to complete and return to school. We also believe practicing math facts several times throughout the week is beneficial. Recall of math facts helps the process of multi-digit multiplication and long division go smoother. We hope you will continue with nightly reading and fact practice. Throughout the year we will be sending home math games, fact games, and fact strategies that you can practice with your child at home. We encourage reading 15-20 minutes per night and math fact practice 20-30 minutes per week.
Every Friday, we will be sending home an OPTIONAL homework assignment. This assignment will correlate to something we are studying in class that will extend their learning. We will have a variety of optional assignments throughout the year ranging from research, interviews, …... Students will have until the following Thursday to complete the optional homework, and we will share and discuss them on Friday. We hope we have a lot of participation in these assignments!
The final piece of homework will be REQUIRED. Each trimester, students will be required to do a book project on a book of their choice. We will choose different genres each trimester, with choice in the book project. We will send out more information on this as we get closer. We are hoping to send home the first one in October. We are also hoping to do a couple of at home projects throughout the year. These projects will take planning and may take several weeks to complete.
If you have any questions or concerns about our homework policy, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher.