By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
Research states that homework should be assigned, if any, for ten minutes per grade level. That would be 30 minutes for third grade. You can expect your child to have homework nightly. Reading is very important, and students will document at least 20 minutes daily. A math assignment may be sent home to reinforce class concepts and students are strongly encouraged to practice multiplication and division flash cards. They will also be responsible for learning their spelling words, vocabulary, and literary concepts. One minute fluency is to be read with an adult or older sibling. I review daily homework and record an effort grade which reflects your child’s willingness to turn homework in completed and on time.
It is the responsibility of each student to work towards improvement of his or her grade. Students will receive letter grades in the subject area this year and also an outstanding (O); satisfactory (S); progressing (P); or needs improvement (N) in skill areas of each subject. Here is the scoring reference:
A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 D 69-60 F 59-50
If your student has not met a score of 70% or better on a graded assignment, it should be redone. I give students several chances on most assignments to reach a score of 70% with your help at home. If a student scores a 70% on an assessment test, and would like to raise their overall grade they may redo the assignment once. The highest score a student may receive on any redone assignment is a 90%.
Assignments earning grades of less than 70% should be redone. Second Chance Opportunities Sheets are available. Grades are earned based on student performance.