Fill out your Assignment Book and use your Homework Folder every day!

Refer to your Assignment Book each night for homework assignments. Mrs. Pardington will stamp or sign your book each day. Parents are encouraged to look for this stamp and to sign their child's Assignment Book each night. All homework is due the day after it is assigned unless noted differently in the Assignment Book.

Math: Each unit in Everyday Math contains lessons. Typically, there is a homework page (called a Study Link) after each lesson. You can expect a Study Link sent home for homework after each lesson. Usually, there is some kind of math homework each night, whether it is a Study Link, related math practice page, or performance activity (practicing math facts, for example).

Reading: Each student is required by the district to read 20 minutes per day for a total of 100 minutes per week. Thus, there is "reading homework" each night consisting of reading for pleasure and recording this reading on the Reading Log that is located on our class wiki. Reading homework (like a book report) may be sent home at the beginning of the month. Both the Reading Log (at least 2 entries a month) and the book report homework are due the first school day of the following month. Students are also required to earn 50 Accelerated Reader points by the end of the year (17 by December). I encourage students to take Accelerated Reader tests for the books that they record on their Reading Log.

Spelling: Students receive their Spelling list every Monday (if the week is unusually short, then there is no list for that week). Students are expected to study their words on their own for the Friday test. Practice activities, including cursive, occur in class during the week but are not considered sufficient enough for mastery of the words for the test. Thus, each student MUST practice their spelling words at home. If you need another copy of the Spelling list, you can get one from our Moodle page.

Writing: Fifth graders are required to write on their own at home for at least 20 minutes each month. This is extremely minimal and very easy to accomplish in many ways: letters, notes, stories, poems, etc. Of course, I recommend much more time spent on writing. Encourage story writing, journal writing, and pen pal writing.

Science: Generally, there is little homework in this subject as many of the work for this class must be completed in the classroom lab during experiments.

Social Studies: Watch for periodic homework in the Assignment Book.

NOTE: Read this sentence carefully:

If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch
which watch?

If you can repeat this sentence to Mrs. Pardington at school, she'll give you a free pencil! Good luck!
(This is a one time special)