Please reach out to Mrs. Reuterskiold with any questions or if your child is consistently spending more than one hour per night on homework/leftovers.
English Language Arts
Reading/Literacy Journal: Nightly reading (4x a week) for 25 minutes and a written response. Students will read from the same book each night and during class time until it is finished. Please DO NOT ask them to read for longer than 25 minutes out of this book. If you would like them to read for a longer time period, please have them choose a different book. This is very important because I look to see how their thinking about the text changes over time which requires them to come back to a text over and over again after a break. A reading log will be completed each time the student reads and a written response may or may not be assigned as well.
Writing: This is usually covered in class, however, there may be leftovers that are brought home if they were not able to finish during the given time.
Word Work (Grammar/Spelling/Vocabulary): This is usually covered in class and will not have much homework.
Generally assigned each night (Monday-Friday). Students do not have a traditional text book. They will be using a consumable text that contains both in-class work and homework. The book is broken down by chapter, so there are 13 small consumable texts. Homework is generally assigned with 5-10 minutes left of the class time so that students can get started and ask questions. Some students are able to complete the work during this time, but it still should be brought home so parents can see it.
Times facts (0-12) should be mastered.
Social Studies will have homework on occasion. Students will read from their textbooks and then engage in group learning projects. Students may also use a "Student Guide" instead of their textbook. The "Student Guide" for the current unit should be in the child's binder.
Science will have homework on occasion. Students will read from their textbooks (one consumable textbook for each unit) and engage in hands-on work. Students will keep notes and concepts in a science notebook. Students will generally keep these with their own materials and parents may look at them at ANY time.
Students have access to their texts through Engage Science website.