Second Grade Homework Policy
I will not send any homework home with my students during the first week of school. It is a time to transition back into the school routine. I will send homework home beginning the second week of school.
Homework serves several purposes. It allows students to practice new skills and build self-esteem. It helps to build responsibility and independence. In addition, it also allows parents to see what their children are learning in school.
Second graders will receive homework Monday through Thursday nights, but not on weekends or holidays. The homework sent home should take them only 20-30 minutes to complete. If it is taking your child longer to complete his/her work, please contact me so we can work together to create a new homework plan for your child.
Please encourage your child to work as independently as possible on his/her homework. The homework relates to the subjects and topics addressed in class. Hopefully, your child will go home and not need your help for most of the assignments. They may need assistance studying their spelling words and math facts.
Your child’s homework will come home everyday in his/her orange School & Home Communication Folder. In the middle of the folder will be an assignment sheet. It will list what your child needs to do. Everyday, I would like parents to please check to see that your child did his/her homework and sign this sheet. Completed homework and the assignment sheet need to be placed back in the folder and returned back to school.
If you do not see a due date written on the assignment sheet, the assignment is due the next day. Please note that most assignments are due the next day. Late work or missing work will affect your child’s report card grade. When an assignment is not finished, the student will have to finish the assignment by the end of the day or a grade of zero will be given. If the student was absent, two additional days will be given to complete assignments for the missed day.
If your child is finished with his/her homework in less than 20 minutes, he/she can practice math facts, study spelling words, or read. If your child completes any extra homework, please record that on his/her assignment sheet. I want to give him/her extra credit for it! As always, please stop extra homework after 20-30 minutes. Your child needs time to relax and play after a busy day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Rohloff.