Daily Homework

Parents,

I wanted to let you know a little bit about homework expectations to start the year. Homework typically follows the rule of ten-minutes times the grade.  So, second-grade students should spend about twenty-minutes doing homework.  This may vary depending on what gets done during the school day. Students will bring some unfinished classroom work home. 
 
Currently, nightly homework should consist of 20 minutes of independent reading and writing.  
Math homework will consist of math Extra Practice.  Books and a schedule will be sent home starting in October.
 
Math Facts:  Basic math facts need to be automatic!  Please help your child become very fast in addition, subtraction and multiplication.  You can do this in many ways.  I find flashcards to be the biggest bang.  Go through the stack of flashcards and make two piles-what they know, and what they are working on.  Pull 7 cards from the "know" pile and 3 cards from the "working on" pile.  Rotate new facts in as they are learned.  Only practice for a couple of minutes often. I use these sites as well for practice https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/math-trainer-addition.html and http://www.mathopolis.com/games/math-trainer-all.php
 
We will have assignments (projects) throughout the school year.  
 
I want homework to be meaningful!  I believe reading and writing are extremely important and should be practiced daily.  We work very hard during the school day!  I don't want them to be doing hours of homework EVERY night!
 
Please, if ever you have questions do not hesitate to email me!
 
Thank You,
 
Gregory Moen