My goal is to help your son or daughter grow as a life long learner, but I also believe that kids need time to be kids, and that families need time together. Therefore, I do not assign work to be done at home for the sake of assigning homework. Homework is an opportunity to help your child develop good study habits, especially as a reader. Children need to understand that reading is not a "school" activity, but a life activity. Reading practice is essential! Second grade homework is predictable and essential for success in promoting responsibility and learning. It is authentic practice related to the concepts taught in school that day. It is a partnership from school to home to keep communication open. I greatly appreciate your help and support at home.
Typically, your child will have 15-20 minutes of reading, poetry practice for fluency, and word study/spelling homework if not completed in class. A weekly math page will have a problem or activity to do M-Th. It should be returned each day to be checked off and for discussion. We do not usually have homework on Fridays, but I would like the children to maintain their home reading routines on the weekend.
Your child should bring his/her "Home" folder home on a daily basis. In addition to the reading log and homework papers, it is also where you will find information from me and the school. It helps to keep important papers from becoming scrunched and lost at the bottom of backpacks. Please look for this folder starting on August 8th. One pocket will be labeled "To return," the other "To Stay." The papers in the "To Stay" pocket are to remain at home. This is where they will Please help your child to be prepared for learning by returning his/her folder and homework daily.
Thank you for your help and support!