Students recieve homework assignments almost every day EXCEPT Fridays.
The assignments are intended to review content that was covered in class. If
students are listening in class, and if they get started on the assignments
right away and complete the exercises we do together before they leave, they
shouldn't need more than 10 minutes to complete the rest of the assignment
before it's due the next day.
An explanation of "grace days": Students are expected to turn in their
homework on the day it is due (usually the day after it is assigned, except
in the case of a bigger project); HOWEVER, I understand that extenuating
circumstances arise which sometimes prevent students from getting their work
completed on any given night. Therefore, I will allow ONE "grace day" on
every assignment, whereby a student may turn work in one day late without a
penalty. After that time, students will be deducted points on their work.
If a student has trouble completing an assignment or falls behind due to
absences, I am happy to provide assistance during Advisory period, lunch or
after school on most days. The student only needs to ask for a pass and make
arrangements to see me at that time.
A word about missing work: I print a copy of each student's missing work
most Friday afternoons and hand it to the student on Monday when I see them
in class. Students are responsible to look for missing work in their folder,
complete it, and turn it in OR ask for another copy of whatever it is they
don't have and THEN complete it and turn it in.
I also frequently mention to students when they can make appointments to
see me for extra help. As I've mentioned to several students, it usually
doesn't take but a few minutes to isolate and correct whatever trouble
they're having...I send them on their way pretty quickly, but they may stay
as long as is needed--or return as often as necessary--in order to get their
work figured out and completed.