Homework should take no more than 30 minutes each day, including reading for enjoyment.
Homework will include:
Reading - about 20 minutes each day
25 Book Challenge - Responses due by June
Math - practicing facts, website, or game
Several content based websites are available for additional engagement and learning. Links to these sites are available from "Websites We Use" on the Jeff Road homepage or from "My Links".
Homework Support: Parents can help children develop good work habits. Please show your child that homework is an important priority and that you value its worth by offering the following kinds of support.
- Work with your child to determine a schedule / routine for completing assignments. For some students, homework habits are more easily formed if they work at the same time each day.
- Help your child choose an appropriate study location. It should be a quiet and comfortable space with minimal distractions.
- Ensure that they have materials - math facts flash cards, access to websites, library books
- If your child needs additional time or the weekend to complete homework, that's okay with me, but please send a note to let me know.
- Reading Responses:
- Visit the local library with your child to choose books for reading pleasure and to complete book responses. The librarians can recommend grade level and interest level books. Expand your child's personal library with books they love.
- Your child may need monitoring to complete book responses in a timely manner. Please help your child with planning.
- Directions to complete a short and simple book response will be sent home.
- It is not uncommon for students to feel "stuck" with writing tasks. Brain-storming together out loud is a good pre-writing strategy. Reading over the completed response and checking together for capitals and complete sentences will be helpful support.