Mary Hogan School Rules:
- Be Safe
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Kind
In September students in A-6 created our expectations for the year. To create this list they considered their hopes and dreams for fourth grade and the rules they had created in thrid grade. The following is what they came up with:
- Be a Good Friend
- Work Hard
- Be Safe
- Do the Right Thing
- Have a Positive Attitude
This year I am trying something a little different and sending home students' language arts homework on Monday. This homework is a review of different grammatical skills and students are expected to complete three columns or 21 boxes by Friday. (They may complete all four columns (28 boxes) if they would like!) Additionally, on Thursdays they will bring home a list of their spelling words to review and practice before their spelling test on Friday. This list is written by the studens on Thursday mornings as part of their daily word work practice. The spelling homework sheet provides suggestions as to how students can practice their spelling words, but students are free to choose others ways not listed on the sheet to practice their words. However, on Fridays students need to turn in their work. If they chose to practice their words orally with a family member then can turn in a note stating this.
Math homework is sent home on a daily basis Monday-Thursday. This allows me to make sure the math homework supports and reviews the work we have been doing in class.
Like last year, homework's purpose is to practice and reinforce the skills taught in class. With that being said, there may be nights when homework is easier for your child than other nights. If your child “gets stuck” while working on his/her homework please have them let me know and I will be more than happy to work through it with them at school. Students should read for 25 minutes every night and not spend more than 45 minutes on their homework. If you find your child’s homework is regularly taking more than forty-five minutes each night then please let me know and we can work together to come up with a solution that will work best for your child.
I completely understand how busy life can get and some nights your child is unable to complete their homework. If this happens I just ask that you write a note letting me know that your child was unable to finish his/her homework that night. This way I will know whether to excuse the student from his/her homework or have them make it up at another time of the day.