Students will have a yellow folder that they will bring to and from school each day. In this folder students will have a monthly calendar; reading log; and space for completed work, information for families, and any homework pages.
Nightly homework will include reading for twenty minutes; this will need to be recorded on the log pages in the yellow folder. One night a week students will be asked to complete a reading response page for anything they have read that week. This response will be due each Friday.
- Reading for reading logs can be independent reading, read alouds, or shared reading. I strongly recommend a combination of all three regardless of a child's reading level. Please try to find at least one night a week to read aloud to your student - it has a tremendous positive impact. Additionally, taking time to talk about books brings them to life in important ways.
There will often be some math practice sent home; however, this will not happen every night due to the need to extend and supplement the math books. These are to aid in discussion and practice of learning skills at home.
Additionally, there will be project assignments for social studies and for math. We really want to create a strong connection between what we are learning at school and the 'real world'. Family involvement and monthly projects are effective tools in building those connections! Please see the tabs for Social Studies and Math projects for details on the monthly assignments.
- Social Studies projects will be assigned monthly as our curriculum will focus on a different topic each month.
- Math projects will change when the math unit changes. Most of the units will last for three weeks.
I know that families often look for additional resources to support students at their unique academic level. We will have a collection of online resources to support this. They can be found on this website under the Learning Websites tab or on the Google Classroom page.