Third graders should expect on average 30-45 minutes of homework each night. This may be less or slightly more at times due to preparation for assessments and tests, absences, or unfinished work from the school day.
It should be understood that third grade is a transitional year, and the adjustment to a higher workload and increased expectations are often noticeably different from second grade. As the school year begins, your child will need your help and guidance in completing tasks, time management, and preparation for assessments. Please monitor their assignments and encourage their completion with neatness and quality effort.
Students can expect to have homework every night Monday-Thursday. Homework will be given daily, from each individual teacher. Students will be expected to write their homework in their agenda at the end of each class. Homework will be collected each morning in Homeroom. A student will receive a 100% for complete homework and a 0% for homework that is not turned in. Late or incomplete homework will not be accepted. Homework grades will be averaged weekly and count as 5% of the final grade. If a student choses not to complete their homework, they will be given the opportunity to complete it during recess the day it is due. This will be for skill practice only; they will still receive a zero.
Students can expect to have a math worksheet each night that reflects what was learned in class that day. This will be taken for a weekly grade. They also will have a Reading log to complete (20 min each night), as well as one to two assignments each week. The log and assignment will be taken for a weekly grade. Occasionally during a unit of Science and Social Studies, students will have homework assignments.
Students that complete their homework every day will receive a prize or extra privilege at the end of the month.