Homework is a reinforcement of the concepts and skills that have been taught in school. According to a comprehensive research on homework by Duke University psychology professor, Harris Cooper, there is a positive correlation between homework and student achievement, meaning students who did homework performed better in school.
Please encouraging your child to try their best and produce neat and quality work at school and at home.
Students write down their homework assignments in their Communication Planner (CP) each day. They should will check off their assignment once it has been completed.
Students in Grade 2 will have the following Homework Assignments:
Language Arts Assignment
Spelling Assignment (10 words)
1 minute Oral Reading Fluency Practice
Reading Log (15 minutes of independent reading)
*Additional Homework or Parent Flyers may be included as part of student's homework assignment.
Ho`okele Homework Policy
Parent Responsibilities ● Will check and make sure that child’s homework is completed and sign assignment tablet, portfolio, or planner daily. ● Will set aside a quiet, properly lit place for homework to be done. ● Will provide necessary materials for child to do homework (pencils, ruler, etc.). ● Will establish a daily routine that includes homework time. ● Will guide and encourage child to do best in homework, but do not do the work for the child. ● Will support child and communicate concerns with the teacher. ● Will talk with child and discuss what he/she is learning or trying to learn.
Student Responsibilities ● Will listen carefully when instructions are given by the teacher. ● Will ask the teacher if he/she doesn’t understand the assignment. ● Will write assignments down in assignment tablet, portfolio or planner. ● Will complete assigned homework. ● Will give notes, bulletins to parents in a timely manner. ● Will get assignment tablet or planner signed by parent. ● Will pack homework the night before to avoid forgetting. ● Will turn assignments in on time.
Teacher Responsibilities ● Will have assignments written on board for child to copy or glued in tablet. ● Will explain assignments before work is taken home. ● Will provide homework that the student is capable of doing. ● Will assign work that reinforces and reviews skills taught in class. ● Within grade level, teachers will collaborate amount of homework if students go to various teachers for different subjects. ● Will explain fully if homework is research type or enrichment activities. ● Will assign homework that fits in the appropriate homework time range.