Mrs. Osborne's Third Grade
|Home | The Latest News | A Peek Inside | Newsletter | The Daily Five | Reader's Notebooks | Fill Your Cup Cafe Economy | Social Studies | Homework | Class Schedule | Mrs. Osborne | Third Grade CHALLENGE | Curriculum Overview | Third Grade Thoughts | Mrs. Osborne|
I believe that kids need time to be kids! My goal is to NOT overshadow family evenings with a ton of homework – or even a lot of homework!
However, I also believe third graders need to begin to learn responsibility and homework is a great way to help teach that. They also need to learn a lot of content – so a little homework is important. Everything in moderation, right?!
We will work really hard to practice Bible verses and spelling words at school, but we will need some support with this at home too, please!
Every night students will bring home an Agenda and their Binder. In the binder is a folder for each subject. Students may bring home unfinished work and finished work in those folders. They only need to finish the work for homework if it is written down as homework in their agenda. It could just be that we are working on it in class and haven’t completely finished it yet. Some parents like to see what kind of work is taking place in class so this offers a little sneak peak. Please don’t correct answers for or with them unless specifically asked to do that. If there is work in the finished work pocket it may be that they got done early and it isn’t time to turn it in yet. The only work that should be removed from the binders is work that is in the green CHCS take home folder.
* Reading Log – Students need to read 15 minutes 4 nights a week. Reading logs should be turned in on Monday mornings. (We only become better readers when we read, so….Read On!) Please note that Reading Logs should be turned in regardless of whether the student read or not. If they did not do their required reading I still need a log turned in showing 0 minutes of reading.
* X-tra Math – Students need to complete X-Tra Math at least 4 times a week. Records of this are sent to my e-mail every Monday morning. (Although we will be learning a lot of very important math skills the only way we will be able to be successful at those skills is if we know our multiplication and division facts! X-Tra Math is GREAT practice of those facts!)
* Unfinished work could come home as homework. I will do my best to help guide your child to make choices that help him/her get their work done in school. However, this is a transition year for them to learn responsibility. Therefore, if they are unable to complete work at school we will write it in their Agenda and they will need to complete it as homework.
For example, each Monday they will be given a spelling packet. They should be able to get it done in school during the week. However, if it isn’t turned in by Thursday they will need to complete it at home and bring it back by Friday.
* Students must have their parents sign their Agenda EVERY night. Even if there is no homework it is very important that they get in the habit of showing you their Agenda and asking for your signature each night. They will receive credits and debits for signed and unsigned Agendas. Thank you!
If homework (reading log or unfinished work homework) is not turned in on time I will send home a yellow slip of paper as a reminder for your child to complete and return their homework. The yellow slip must be signed by you and returned with the homework the next day for full credit to be given. If it is not returned the student will forfeit privileges until the assignment is turned in.
Please watch your student’s Agenda to make sure there aren’t special projects or unfinished work! Thank you so much….I love partnering with you for your child’s education!