Because of the need in our math curriculum to learn so much, there is likely to be math homework on a daily basis. The only math homework-free days are when we have unit tests at school. We also have weekly spelling homework. Students are given their lists on the first day of the week (usually Mondays), and they are expected to turn in this homework on Tuesday (the day after receiving it). Spelling homework can take the following forms: from the word list, the student may simply copy each word three times. One alternative is that the student may pick ten words and create/write a seven-word (or more) sentence that clearly shows an understanding of the word and its meaning. The second alternative is that the student may copy each word just once in the correct alphabetical order. This list is expected to be neat.
Fridays: If your child has any missing homework, s/he should bring the list home from school and work on it. Math homework is given on Fridays as well as every evening. Each student is expected to read between 15-45 minutes per night. The weekend is also a great opportunity to catch up on reading and the recording of the 100 Hour Reading Club.