Fifth grade homework policy is that students may have about 20-30 minutes of homework per subject nightly, in addition to studying for upcoming tests and preparing for long term assignments. If a student has worked a full, focused 20-30 minutes in a subject and is not able to complete the assignment, please send a note to the teacher and have your student stop working in that subject area.
Students should be reading thirty minutes nightly in a chapter book, or in a book toward a research project. They will be assigned two Read Around the Genre projects throughout the year in lieu of book reports. Thirty minutes of nightly reading should be used toward these projects. Students should study each week for a comprehension test by reviewing the story that was read in class and going over the questions at the end of the story.
Students will have nightly assignments Monday through Wednesday depending on his or her Spelling level. Thursday nights students should be studying for the weekly Spelling Test. On Theme Assessment weeks, students should be preparing for review tests on the announced date.
Students will have six Theme Assessments throughout the year at the end of each unit in the reading book which encompasses Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Literary Terms, Study Skills, and Comprehension Strategies introduced throughout the theme.
Students receive a nightly Math assignment either in their practice book or text book. In addition, students should be working on POWs and reviewing Math facts.
Students receive a combination of assignments in the areas of reading passages, answering questions, completing studying guides, and preparing for upcoming tests and quizzes. They do not have nightly Science homework.
Students receive a combination of assignments in completing study guides, studying for tests, and completing long term assignments. They do not have nightly Social Studies homework.
Students will have final draft work to do at home on occasion, however, most Writing is completed in the classroom.