I strongly believe in the power of play and the importance of letting children be children. Further, research does not indicate significant benefits of homework at the elementary level. I believe that when students give me their all during the day, they can focus on family and extra curricular activities in the evening. Therefore, I have eliminated the majority of nightly homework assignments. We will continue to have nightly reading, book shares, and projects. Eat dinner as a family and ask them how their day was,enjoy your child’s extracurricular activities without worrying about homework, and know that your child is working hard at school.
I highly encourage you to read a book of choice with your child each evening, talk about what is read and practice math facts.
If a student exhibits off-task behaviors during the school day and fails to complete an assignment, the assignment will be sent home for completion and due the following day.
I encourage you to contact me if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings. If you do not have a login/password for parent connect I will be sending you one.