Homework Expectations

Homework Information

Please make homework a top priority by scheduling 20 - 30 minutes each day for your child to study spelling words and complete homework. As you well know, children need routines and structure to be successful.

 Reasons for Assigning Homework

Homework is important because it teaches responsibility and helps students develop good study habits. In addition, it helps to reinforce lessons that have been learned in class, and helps prepare students for upcoming lessons and tests.

Homework Expectations

Usually, homework should not take more than 20 minutes a night for a second grade student. 
Please encourage your child to do his/her best work. Homework will not be accepted if written in pen, crayon, marker, etc. 

When is homework assigned?

Homework is assigned every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Usually, very little homework is given on Wednesdays. Although homework is not given on weekends, students are encouraged to study and read on a daily basis. Just 10 to 15 minutes a day spent reviewing math facts, spelling words, and vocabulary words can significantly help your child’s performance on tests.


What if a student doesn’t know the homework assignment?

Homework assignments are written on the board in the same place each day, and we set aside a special time each day to write the assignments in our planners. In addition, we tear out math worksheets at that time & put them in our homework folder.   Assignments are also available on our classroom website. 


Exceptions for turning in late homework

If for some reason (sickness, emergencies, etc.) a student is unable to complete homework, please write a note, and the assignment will be excused until the next day or longer if needed. However, please don’t write a note asking for more time to complete an assignment if the reason is due to lack of materials or because your child didn’t write down the assignment. Please remember that this could hurt your child in the long run, because it sends the message that it’s okay to not pay attention in class while we are going over our homework. When students face the consequences of their actions, it helps to prepare them to become more responsible, independent workers in the future.