Students will be assigned homework. Please check your child’s agenda daily to make sure all assignments are completed. Homework varies and can be different in each class. The teacher will determine what practice is necessary in her specific classroom and will indicate it on the “Parent Newsletter”, the agenda, or even on Class Dojo.
If students do not complete daily work in class, (reading, writing or math assignments, or science etc.), they will be expected to finish these assignments as well as assigned homework. These assignments will NOT be included in the homework section in the newsletter, because each student will be working at his own level.
Homework at this level provides an opportunity for young students to practice skills being learned during the school day. Homework also serves as communication between home and school, as parents of the youngest students can see what is being learned during the school day by the homework that is assigned.
Usually, homework will be assigned daily, with an average of 10 to 20 minutes each evening. It must be turned in the next day. To assist students in the early grades with homework, parents should do the following:
Occasionally, there will be times when young children do not complete their homework. But when a student repeatedly does not complete homework assignments, the teacher will contact the family to help get the student back on track. If a student is taking a very long time to complete homework, it may be a sign that the assignment is too difficult, and parents should contact the teacher.
In grade 3, homework will be graded and used as a mark in the report card. Homework is very important for your child because 1- it is practice and 2- it helps prepare your child for upcoming quizzes and tests. Your child has many subjects and keep in mind that he/she may have homework in both the English subjects (Science, Math included) plus homework from the Arabic Subjects( Arabic, National studies, Islamic…) in the same day.
On average, as a homeroom teacher, I usually assign homework at least twice a week. You can find the homework written in your child’s diary. It is your child’s responsibility to copy the homework from the board into his diary. Then, the teacher will sign and after your child completes the homework, you must sign the diary too.
Each child works at his/her own pace and for that, your child may finish very fast or he/she may need extra time to complete the work. As a parent, you should be able to know if your child can finish fast or needs extra time. Your child may also need your help and support. Please note: helping your child does NOT mean writing your child’s homework for them! If a student does not complete his own work, further action will be taken.
What to expect?
Students will get maximum 30 minutes of homework 3 times a week for English subjects. This will change according to the needs of the students. This is not including reading time. Your child should have reading time everyday for at least 15-20 minutes.
Here are some guidelines to help you encourage your child to complete his/her homework.
HOMEWORK IS COMPLETE!
Homework helps students reinforce and practice skills and concepts learned in school. Homework also helps students prepare for upcoming lessons or projects. Having regular routines at home for completing homework will help your child be successful at school. Each student will have communication dairy for recording his/her daily homework assignments.
Much of the learning experience that occurs during a school day cannot be captured through make-up work. However, to inquire about what your child is responsible for please contact your child’s teacher. Every day in school is an opportunity to learn. Student grades will reflect their lack of participation and/or progress.
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Homework is an important factor in students’ learning process. I strongly encourage students to complete their homework on a daily basis. Approximately one to five hours of homework a week are suggested for each elementary school student. Homework assignments usually reinforce previously taught skills, and may prepare students for future lessons, promote creativity, and/or be a reflection on the student’s day at school.
We strongly encourage parents to get involved in supporting their child’s homework activities. Feedback from parents is just as important for the child