I will send home a little homework for the following purposes:
- to show parents an example of what we are doing in class.
- to provide parents with an idea of how well their child has mastered the work.
- to provide a little extra practice for those who need it.
Studies show that homework in elementary grades does not boost achievement levels, except perhaps for students who need a little extra time to work on concepts and for a quick review before a unit test.
Homework will go home at or near the beginning of the week and be due at the beginnng of the following week. I do not grade homework but will make a notation of whether or not homework is turned in. Sitting down with your child to support them through homework should always be a positive interaction.