Homework Philosophy

We strongly believe in the power of play and the importance of letting children be children. Further, research does not indicate significant benefits of homework at the elementary level. We believe that when students give us all of their day, they deserve to have all of their night. Therefore, we have eliminated the majority of our standing homework assignments. Eat dinner as a family and ask them how their day was, enjoy your child’s extracurricular activities without worrying about homework, and know that your child is working hard at school each day and has earned their evening playtime!

What can you do at home to help reinforce skills taught in the classroom?

We highly encourage you to read a book of choice with your child every evening. You will find printable addition and subtraction flashcards under Math Facts link on our website. Please also refer to our class website for weekly high frequency words and journal writing prompts.

Please Note: If a student exhibits off-task behaviors during the school day and fails to complete an assignment, the assignment will be sent home for completion.

Thank you for your support at home!

-The First Grade Team