Spelling Sentences

We will not have the customary weekly spelling tests, but the students will get spelling words to practice each week.  The words will be given on Monday and they will have 5 sentences due on Friday.  Only 5 sentences? Yes, but the expectation is that they will be 5 neatly written, well thought-out sentences with proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  Any paper earning less than 70% will need to be redone.

 

A copy of the Spelling Sentence Guidelines can be found in our locker section.

 

Students will also get 4 vocabulary words each week.  These are different words.

Homework Tips

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Potential Homework

October 2017

 

The following are assignments that have/will be assigned this week.  The students will be given class time to work on them and are able to work on them during other subjects if they finish an assignment early.  However, some students will also need to use some time at home to complete.  This is what I call Potential Homework. Please check in with your child throughout the week to see how they are doing on these assignments.  I will also remind them, but I think we may need to "tag team" them until they are comfortable with completing the assignments!

 

Spelling sentences (just 5).  These are to be completed in the composition book given to the students. Students get words on Monday. Please sign next to the grade from last week's work.

 

Vocabulary (4 words).  Students were given a sheet. Students get vocabulary sheet on Tuesday (also found in the locker section)

 

Science packet - Students receive this on Wednesday.  This week is about Microorganisms. Packet can also be found in locker section.

 

All of these assignments are due Friday.

Homework Tips

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important.

Of course, helping with homework shouldn't mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break. And who knows? Parents might even learn a thing or two!

Here are some tips to guide the way:

  1. Know the teachersand what they're looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child's teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved.
  2. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  3. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
  4. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
  5. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
  6. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning.
  7. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.
  8. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents' examples than their advice.
  9. Praise their work and efforts. Post an aced test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.
  10. If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child's teacher. Some kids have trouble seeing the board and may need glasses; others might need an evaluation for a learning problem or attention disorder.

Lost your homework? Have no fear, you can find it here!

Please check the locker section on our Reading is the Key to Success page for copies of the Wonders Outline, blank template of vocabulary sheet, and the weekly science packet.  Gotcha covered, no excuses!

 

Nightly Homework

JiJi Math - students should be making at least 3% growth each week.

 

February 5, 2018

Math - 7.4

ELA - 5 sentences  

Vocabulary - 8 words due Friday (must be colored)

Literature Circles - job #4 due tomorrow

Social Studies - search for a picture for your Native American tribe.  You do not need to print.  Just look for one.

Read for 30 minutes.  

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February 6, 2018

Math - 

ELA - 5 sentences. 

Vocabulary (8 words) due Friday

Literature Circles - job 4 due Friday

Read for 30 minutes.  

 

February 7, 2018

Math - 

Science - 

ELA - 5 sentences and 8 vocabulary words (pictures must be colored)

Read for 30 minutes

 

February 8, 2018

Math - 

Science - packet due Friday

ELA - 5 sentences and 8 vocabulary words

Read for 30 minutes