Due to some constructive feedback and revelations from parents, I have changed the homework routine to make it more concrete and specific. Your child should be coming home with a homework plan that lists four areas of focus for the four hours of homework required each week. (1 hour per day, Monday through Thursday) They may choose work in each of three categories (practical life, language, math) and may choose a fourth activity in any category. They must include some written documentation of their work (IE math problems, reports, written work, reflection of what was learned) and the bottom should be signed by the parent, if they witnessed the completion of the work stated on the form. Feel free to not sign if incomplete--this does not impact their grade, and is a valuable piece to help build independence and responsibility.
Homework must total up 4 hours each week, and if needed, homework may be completed over the weekend. Thanks for your support in helping your child take charge of his or her learning! click here to see a copy of the new weekly plan
Ms. Liza and Ms. Kathy