Homework papers, daily planner, and other reference sheets are kept in a binder. Homework assignments should be approximately one half hour of work each night.
Reading Students should be reading daily for approximately 10 minutes, but more is always encouraged.
Math Worksheets from Eureka Math or miscellaneous review worksheets will be handed out nightly, Monday through Thursday, and corrected the next morning.
Basic Math Facts Memorization of basic math facts is most efficiently done at home. When students enter fourth grade, students should have all of the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division memorized. Continue to work on the facts at home of this skill is not mastered.
Language Arts Various language arts assignments will be sent home for homework throughout the year. The homework will be due the following day.
Spelling Spelling words are handed out on Friday and are due the following Friday. Weekly spelling lists demonstrate a particular spelling rule. A spelling test will be given most Fridays.
Writing A writing assignment will be periodically for homework. Students are to use complete sentences, use correct punctuation, and write an adequate amount on the topic.
Monthly Poems Students will be responsible for memorizing and reciting a poem from the monthly list handed out in class.
Current Events Three times this year, students will research a current event topic from a newspaper, magazine, or online source and write a paragraph summarizing the article. Students will present their summary on their due dates. Please refer to the schedules in their binder.
Class Assignments Periodically, class assignments will be sent home for completion.
Weekly Envelope Each week your child will bring home an envelope with his or her corrected work and some school correspondence. Please check our school website and make sure you are on Foothill’s listserve so you’ll receive all other important information.