Homework Happenings


Science/Social Studies

 All tests and quizzes are sent home shortly after they are taken.  If you are unsatisfied with the grade your student received, the student can make corrections to the test and bring it in by the assigned day.  If your child scored below 75, you must sign it before it is returned.


TimeBender Unit Test Corrections are due Tuesday, February 9th.


Language Arts

Homework will be given as needed. 

Cursive Handwriting

Each week you will be instructed in the writing of around 5 cursive letters.  The letters will not be taught in ABC order, but by the way the letter is formed. You will practice writing these letters throughout at home the week  using your handwriting workbook. It is recommended that you practice one letter daily.  The handwriting workbooks will be checked weekly (on MONDAY) and graded.  Starting August 31st.



Your spelling and vocabulary instruction will be based on a book called Words Their Way. You will be given a simple spelling test at the beginning of the school year to determine your knowledge of spelling.  Then you will be assigned a weekly set of words to study.  Some of the words may seem simple, but the purpose of learning them is to understand why the word is spelled that way and not just to memorize a set of words.  You will be instructed in sorting the words according to a spelling pattern. Each day you will practice studying the words in a different way. .

Monday:  Learn the sort, practice. Remember to say the words out loud as you sort

Tuesday: Speed sort    See how quickly you can sort the words correctly. Read aloud as you sort them.

Wednesday:  Word hunt  Using a book you are currently reading, search for words that have the same spelling pattern as you are studying.

Thursday: Practice Test  Have an adult call out the words to you. Write the words down and sort them into the correct spelling pattern category. Have the adult check your work and make any corrections necessary.

Friday: Test You will spell the words and sort them into the proper category.