Students will have nightly Saxon math homework. They are required to complete
the practice problems and half the problem set(even or odd problems) for each
lesson. Students will turn in math homework on a daily basis. Answer keys
will be sent home weekly in a sealed envelope. Please use the key to check
your child’s nightly math homework.
Saxon homework for 5th and 6th grade students will begin on September
10th. Saxon homework will begin October 1st for 4th grade students.
Until Saxon homework begins, students will need to complete 100
minutes per week of Study Island at home (20 minutes per night), beginning
the second week of school. Students should begin with the grade level below
them and proceed to their grade level when all concepts are mastered.
Students may access the website at www.studyisland.com. The password is their
first initial and last name @ villamontessori. Ex: bjones@villamontessori.
The password is ‘password’. Students may change their password but should
keep it in a safe place in case they forget it. It is highly recommended
that 4th grade students practice multiplication facts each night.
Students are expected to read 30 minutes per night. Students keep a
reader’s log in class. This log allows me to monitor each child’s reading
goals. Students may bring their logs home, but the logs do not need to be
signed or initialed by you. Please let me know if your child is not reading
at home so that we can brainstorm a solution together.
The year-end project this year is the Science Fair. The fair will be
held in May. A packet will be sent home in February giving further
instructions for completing the project.
This year, 6th grade students will complete a Senior Project. Most of
the work for this project will be completed in class unless the student needs
more time at home to work on it. Students will choose a topic of interest to
research. The Elementary II lead teachers will meet to decide what topics are
acceptable. Topics must be academic. The project will consist of a research
paper, a PowerPoint presentation, and visual aids. Students will give a
formal presentation at the end of the year to parents, teachers, and peers.
This will be incorporated into the 6th grade graduation ceremony in May.