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"Do your homework!"
Fill out your Assignment Book and use your Homework Folder every day!
Refer to your Assignment Book each night for homework assignments. Mrs. Pardington will stamp or sign your book each day. Parents are encouraged to look for this stamp and to sign their child's Assignment Book each night if necessary. All homework is due the day after it is assigned unless noted differently in the Assignment Book.

Math: Each unit in Math Expressions contains lessons. Typically, there is a homework page after each lesson. You can expect a HOMEWORK sheet for homework after each lesson. Usually, there is some kind of math homework each night, whether it is a homework sheet, related math practice page, or performance activity (practicing math facts, for example).

Reading: Each student is required by the district to read 20 minutes per day for a total of 100 minutes per week (that's a minimum of 400 minutes per month). Thus, there is "reading homework" each night consisting of reading for pleasure and recording this reading on the Student Reading Log and an appropriate core curriculum assignment to complete during this time. The key to improvement in reading is practice, practice, practice by reading, reading, reading. :) We will be doing LOTS of that!

Spelling: "Words Their Way"
Students receive their Spelling list from the Words Their Way book that they are currently using. Daily classwork will revolve around each person's personal list. Each test is currently scheduled for Friday.

Writing: Fifth graders are required to write on their own at home for at least 20 minutes each month. This is extremely minimal and very easy to accomplish in many ways: letters, notes, stories, poems, etc. Of course, I recommend much more time spent on writing. Encourage story writing, journal writing, and pen pal writing.

Science: Generally, there is little homework in this subject as many of the work for this class must be completed in the classroom lab during group experiments.

Social Studies: Watch for periodic homework in the Assignment Book.

NOTE: Read this sentence carefully:
If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
If you can repeat this sentence to Mrs. Pardington at school, she'll give you a free pencil! Good luck!
(This is a one time special)

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