for Mrs. Murray
The word “homework” also seems to produce negative images and thoughts, but I believe it is essential to reinforce learning. Expect 30-90 minutes of focused, on-task work Monday through Thursday evenings. Weekend work is rarely assigned. If students are struggling, we will conference and talk about previewing certain materials over the weekend before the next week’s work begins, but this is generally not recommended unless there appears to be a clear need for such an intervention.
General Homework Expectation
1. Reading is the KEY to unlocking knowledge. In the primary grades, students learned to read. In the upper grades, they read to learn. Every student should read a book, a newspaper, or a magazine for pleasure every night. Pleasure reading should be for a minimum of
20-30 minutes everyday! Make it a habit to visit the local library with your children every week or two. It can be fun!
2. Have your child work on their most difficult subject first. If you have access to the internet, all of our newly adopted textbooks have links which offer some help.
3. Students are required to utilize the public library throughout the school year. We will check to see that they have a library card (or are using an adult’s card in the household.) Please assist them in this matter.
4. Students are also asked to type some assignments. Please make sure they have access to a computer/printer. You can sign up for computer time at the public library. Some students mat want to get a small thumb drive and save their assignments. If the program is compatible with our school computers, it can be printed here. The best scenario is to make your own arrangements. I always give more than 48 hours notice to have something typed.
5. Math is the only subject done in pencil. Everything else is done in pen. An erasable pen is a great tool for my students.
Working together, we can help our students achieve great success.
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