We will be using a homework planner to help students organize their homework and become more responsible.  In 4th grade, students are learning to become more independent in their learning and organization, and as the year progresses we will encourage students to accept full responsibility for the completion of homework every night. The homework planner does not need to be signed by parents, but if you feel like this or something else may be helpful for your child in gaining organization skills, you are welcome to sign it each night. I will be checking planners for the first trimester and some of the second trimester, but by the third trimester I expect that they will have everything written down each night that they need to complete.  Please assist your child at home every night by helping your child review his/her homework planner before they start homework.

Walk to Math & Walk to Read:

Homework in Reading and Math will be assigned by your child’s teacher. It is separate then homework in Science, Social Studies, Religion, or Writing, which I will assign when applicable.  Contact your child’s Reading & Math teacher with questions.

Nightly Homework:

Homework will be on a nightly basis.  Homework will be posted in the room and on the teacher’s website to assist parents in checking their child’s planner. Please keep in mind that the expectation for fourth graders is to be actively using their planners and Google Classroom for nightly homework expectations.

Wondering what a typical night’s homework should look like?

Reading/Language Arts- Nightly spelling homework, choice read 20+ minutes

Math- Around 15 minutes of a worksheet or workbook sent home. Practice multiplication facts with flashcards or app. For online math, try using Freckle for at least 20 minutes! *If Math homework takes more than 30 minutes to complete, allow your child to STOP and sign their work*

Religion-practice 4th Grade prayer (St. Francis in T1, Memorare in T2)

(Below are other activities to do… not necessarily every night)

Writing-Encourage your student to practice their creative writing or paragraph writing skills. A great way to do this is to have students write about their artwork or write a letter to a family member.

Social Studies-Stay up to date on current events. Subscribe your child to an appropriate magazine or website that includes articles for and about kids! Check out Time News for Kids, Muse or National Geographic Kids. Articles are a great way to get reading practice, and can lead to amazing conversations!