classroom HOMEWORK procedures
Each morning students record the activities of the day in their planners. At the end of each day, students use their planners to reflect on the day asking, "What is my homework?" After circling the activities or subjects with required homework, students complete their "reflection calendars" (see Learner Profile/Behavior Expectations). They are asked to think about any further responsibilities needing attention including where they need to go upon dismissal. Planners and homework folders are reviewed and initialed by the teacher before students collect their belongings and line up to leave. CHECK YOUR CHILD'S PLANNER EACH DAY. THE CIRCLED SUBJECTS HAVE REQUIRED HOMEWORK.
Reading Homework Calendars
Math Fact Homework Calendars
Word Work Links
3rd Grade students are expected to read 20 to 30 minutes at home each evening. Each month students will receive a blank calendar to record the number of minutes spent reading each day (see links to the left for copies of monthly calendars). At the end of the month, students are to tally the number of minutes spent reading and get a parent to sign the calendar. Calendars are to be turned in within a week of the last day of each month.
Raz Kids: Use the link below to access Raz-Kids, an online reading program to find "good fit" books for your child. This program requires students to login. Get usernames and passwords from your teacher.
Epic Books for Kids: log in and read!
Students are expected to memorize all multiplication and division facts (0x0 to 10x10) by the end of 3rd grade. This accomplishment requires daily practice, both in and out of school. Throughout the year, students will be given guides and materials to take home and use to practice memorizing facts. 10 - 20 minutes of math fact practice is expected daily. Students should record the number of minutes they practice their math facts on the calendar they are given each month. At the end of the month, students will tally the total number of minutes practiced, have a parent sign the calendar, and return it to school (within one week of the last day of the month).
New math concepts are taught 3 to 4 times a week. Students will be asked to complete daily, short homework assignments to reinforce new learning. These assignments are due the following school day and will be reviewed together at the start of the next day's math lesson.
Click on the links below to practice math facts and concept application games.
Math Fact Triangle Tests - download and print for extra practice.
Students are assigned a set of words with a particular spelling pattern or grammatical rule each week. New words are reviewed with the teacher each week and a Spelling Homework Packet is given to students to complete over the course of the week. Students are encouraged to do a small portion of the packet and practice sorting their words each evening. Spelling Homework Packets are due on an assigned day of the week and will take a spelling test each week on that day as well.
Words Their Way: Use the link below to learn more are the program and the developmental spelling levels.
Each marking period, students are expected to complete a special homework project. Project instructions, requirements and due dates will be accessible through the links below and reviewed thoroughly with students before being sent home.
1st Marking Period: Character Study Book Report
2nd Marking Period: To be determined
3rd Marking Period: Native American Village OR Michigan Fort Model / Report
4th Marking Period: To be determined
science/SOCIAL STUDIES resources
All Science Concepts and Activities
Learn more about identifying rocks and minerals and how we use them in our daily lives.
Learn more about volcano activity in Hawaii from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Learn more about earthquake activity around the world