• Homework

    Students will be given homework daily. Homework is a time for students to practice what they have learned in class. Students will be expected to complete the assignments each night and return with their homework the next day. If there are any problems with the work please send in a note, so that we can work more closely. Students are responsible for copying their homework each day. They also have many opportunities to ask questions about different assignments.

    Over long weekends or vacations students will be given an assignment that needs to be completed and returned to school.

    Students are expected to read for 15 minutes or more daily. Students can read using RAZ-Kids, books from the classroom library, the school library, or from our local library. When reading it is important for students to comprehend what they are reading. As your child reads to you ask questions about the story.

    For example:

    • Who are the main characters?
    • What is the setting?
    • What is the problem?
    • What do you think will happen next in the story?
    • What has happened so far in the story?
    • Tell me what happened in the beginning, middle, end?
    • How is the character feeling in the story? How do you know?
    • How is the problem solved?
    • Why did the author write this story?

    Some things to notice when your child is reading:

    • Can your child chunk the words (Sound out)
    • Does your child reread when they get stuck
    • Is their reading fluent or choppy
    • Reads with expression
    • Uses the pictures to understand the story
    • Can they make a connection to another story or to their own experiences
    • Can they identify the main idea of the story
    • Can they give thier opinion about the story