How often will students have homework?
Students will receive homework Monday through Thursday, and occasionally on Friday.Back to Top
Are there ever nights students won't have homework?
On days that students take a math or reading assessment, students will not have homework in that subject. Back to Top
What will the homework be?
Math- Each night, students will receive one piece of math homework that will review that day's lesson. It is usually a short assignment, allowing me to see whether or not your child understood that day's concept. I also ask that you review your child's addition and subtraction facts nightly. Spelling- Students will receive spelling homework on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays, students will choose 6 words to illustrate. On Wednesday, they will choose 6 words to write sentences with, and on Thursday they will write their words 3x each.Reading- Students are asked to participate in reading for 15 minutes each night- either by listening to you read to them, by them reading to you or a sibling, or by reading independently. On Tuesdays later in the year, students will be given a book to read, and a short reading response to go with it. At the start of the year, students will receive a Grammar Review activity to complete on Tuesdays. Back to Top
Why do students have homework?
Reading- The more students read, the more words they encounter, learn,and use. Reading increases student vocabulary, and responding to literature aids in comprehension of texts.Spelling- A big part of second grade is mastering different spelling and phonics patterns. The goal of spelling practice is to help them prepare for our weekly spelling test, but also to help them recognize the spelling patterns in other words they encounter while reading.Math- Each math practice sheet allows me to determine if students have learned the concept taught that day. Practicing math facts daily, helps to promote math fact fluency, making many of the concepts we will explore in second grade easier to grasp- students spend less time figuring out the computation, and more time discovering mathematical connections!Back to Top
When will students BEGIN having homework?
Homework will begin the third week of school. For the first two weeks, we will practice "doing homework" in class so that students know exactly what is expected of them on each homework assignment. I will ask for these "homeworks" to be signed by a parent/guardian so that you can also see what is expected of homework.Back to Top
How is homework graded?
Spelling- Each spelling assignment will be checked for spelling! :) Alphabetical order homework will be reviewed in a center, where students will play with these words. Sentences will be reviewed by the teacher for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If our weekly words are spelled incorrectly, students will be asked to write THAT word on the back 5x each during our fix-and finish time.Reading- Each Wednesday (when students return their books and responses), responses will be corrected. Should there be a mistake in a response, students will be asked to fix his or her answer, or to explain it further.Math- I correct each practice sheet daily. If a child gets an answer incorrect, I circle that number, and ask that he or she fixes that problem. If the student is still struggling to determine the correct answer, I provide him/her with further instruction to help teach theconcept. Back to Top
What happens if a student forgets or doesn't complete his or her homework?
I understand that life happens. If your child misses his or her homework, students will fill out a "Missing Assignment" sheet statingwhy the homework is missing. These sheets will be sent home for parents to sign, and they are expected back the next day WITH the missing assignment.Four missing homework assignments in one grading period will result in a before school detention. Parents will be notified prior to detention date. The purpose of this detention is to show students that there are consequences for missed homework and to help build responsibility.Please note: missed homework assignments are due the next day, along with the sheet signed by a grown up. Even after the assignment is handed in, it counts as one of the four "missing assignments." Back to Top
Can I help my child with his or her homework?
I highly encourage parents to assist their children with homeworkwhen students are struggling. However, since I use homework to determineif students understood concepts taught throughout the day (especiallyin math), if you do help your child, please circle the problems theyseemed to have trouble with or jot a note on their paper. This helps me to determine whether or not your child might need more instruction on that topic. If I always receive100% correct homework, I think that your child fully understands the concept.Back to Top