Students have homework on a fairly regular basis. I try to teach 3-4 lessons a week, with a day or two for review and additional support. Expect "Home Links" from the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. This is a wonderful way for students to show you what we are doing in class AND revisit our lesson from the day.
I will post some of the homework assignments from time to time here.
Also, you can access the Everyday Mathematics curriculum and find our 4th grade homework assignments in English! Here is the website... http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/
Here is a Wendy Bollum (a student) led "Greenvale Khan" instructional demo on 3 different ways to do multiplication (this will take you away from the our website, just hit "back" to return):
We have Science journals that will be used to complement the boxes. Student will use their journals to explore ideas that have been generated from observations in class, and from their boxes.
Science Table! We are constantly looking for interesting science experiments. We love it when a student brings in an interesting article. We love it when students bring in things to look at and investigate (a teacher brought in a wasp nest, no wasps of course). Each day the students can look at our Science Table where students display their finds and objects. Please make sure to tell your child if you want this object back or not! I encourage students to create their own homework in science. Look, investigate, share.
In this Spanish immersion setting, we try to use as much Spanish as possible. I find that a student will try harder to speak more Spanish if they are encouraged at home. THIS IS HOMEWORK FOR PARENTS: ask your child to teach you Spanish words every day and encourage them to practice at home.
Occasionally I will have the homework listed and read in the Podcast section. Look there for updates, and I will notify the kids if there is something that is helpful elsewhere for working on homework.
Students will have a "book in a bag" selection each day. Their reading time is individually assessed at the beginning of the year. Look for lexile level of your child and reading times posted on their bag. Parents, please sign off each night so I know that your child has done his or her homework.
This is the most important homework your child can do; reading is the key to understanding, in math, science, writing, everything...we are working towards becoming the strongest readers we can be!
We have spelling homework each week, if you want some extra practice, go to spellingcity.com. I have my classroom posted there, just follow the prompts...enter my name for the "class" you want and our weekly list will appear! Here is the link... http://www.spellingcity.com/Find-A-Spelling-List
I have posted this video demonstrating the access process and some of the things you can do at this site: