I wanted to send a quick note regarding my homework policy in order to clarify some concerns.
First, I update my Class Page on a regular basis - there, you will find the calendar with homework assignments, test dates, and events going on in our school. I also update the "Resources" section of my page to include important class documents like unit notes packets, review sheets/packets, and other files used in class.
I also included an "Announcements" section of my class page. Here, you will find up-to-date information regarding what is going on in my classes and around the school.
In general, I do not assign homework. Your student will be given assignments based on what I feel is necessary in class. Below you will find general guidelines for when homework will be assigned:
- Prior to an exam - students will be given a review packet at least 3 days prior to any unit exam. This is so I have enough time to review in class so they have a solid, corrected packet to study from.
- Prior to a quiz - students will be told to study the night before a quiz. I will generally provide a review sheet but in general, they should study their class notes regularly.
- In the beginning of the Unit - this will be to go over important key terms and questions to be studied throughout the unit.
- Lab Reports - They will complete a lab packet in class and will be required to submit a "formal lab report" after completion of the lab. We have gone over how to do this in class - if you have questions, I uploaded a document in the "Resources" section of my Class Page to guide you.
- Projects - We will be completing a few projects this year. Students will be required to complete most of these projects solely from home. Although, I will likely provide class time as necessary.
- Anytime classwork is not completed, it will be required to be finished at home and returned the following day.
If you would like your child to have more enrichment at home, you can view the "Useful Links" section on my class page for websites that contain test prep and other study games.
As always, feel free to reach out if you should have any questions, comments, or concerns. I'm happy to help any way I can.