Weekly homework is typically a spelling activity (packet due on Fridays),
and a math review page.
On short weeks, we do not do spelling, and students may have a writing prompt to complete by the end of the week (a letter to their Hawaiian pen pals, a monthly memory, etc..)
Reading is optional, but we really hope that you'll be reading for at least 15 minutes per day. Click below on the "Book Club Lunch" to find out how you'll be rewarded for your (optional) monthly reading.
If journals are not completed in class, they will be assigned as homework. Journals are due every other week, so you have 2 weeks to complete a letter to me about any book that you've read that month. I will provide you with class time to work on this every week.
Book Club Lunch
(optional)

Journals
(only homework if not finished in class)

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Here's something to
think about...
Student A reads for 15 minutes a night, and practices
his math facts for 10 minutes a night. (25 minutes
total)
Student B reads for 5 minutes a
night, and practices his math facts for 5 minutes a
night. (10 minutes total)
Step One: Multiply 25 minutes
a night times 4 nights a week.
Student A is practicing his math
and reading for at least (25x4=100) 100 minutes a week
(and hopefully more!)
Student B is practicing his math
and reading for (10x4=40) 40 minutes a week.
Step Two: Multiply minutes a
week times 4 weeks each month.
Student A is practicing his math
and reading for at least (100x4=400) 400 minutes each
month.
Student B is practicing his math
and reading for (40x4=160) 160 minutes each month.
Step Three: Multiply minutes a
month times 10 months in a school year.
Student A is practicing his
reading and math for at least (400x10=4000) 4000 minutes
each school year!
Student B is practicing his
reading and math for (160x10=1600) 1600 minutes each
school year.
Student A is practicing his reading and math for an
equivalent of 11 full school days, while Student B is
practicing for an equivalent of 4 full school days. By
the time you graduate high school, if both students have
maintained these habits, Student A will have practiced
his reading and math for an equivalent of 132 school
days, while Student B will have practiced for an
equivalent of 48 school days.
With all of this practicing, it seems very likely that
Student A would have learned a lot more information than
Student B by the end of high school, and school
performance (grades) would most likely be more positive
as well.
Some questions to ponder:
* Which student would you expect to read better?
* Which student would you expect to write better?
* Which student would you expect to know more
vocabulary?
* Which student would you expect to be quicker at
memorizing his math facts?
* Which student would you expect to be more successful
in school?
* Which student would you expect to be more successful
in life?
***Which student are you?***