Homework Routines

As we work to become more responsive to the needs of our students, we have developed new Memorial‐Spaulding homework routines. Time has been devoted each day in the classrooms to clearly define our expectations and to teach our students how to do homework successfully. Children have begun practicing homework routines such as bringing home in-class assignments or using home-school folders. This will reinforce the learning that takes place during the school day.

Homework will begin as follows:

  • Grades 1–‐2 in four weeks
  • Grade 3 in two weeks
  • Grade 4–‐5 Sept. 15

In addition, all Memorial-Spaulding students must read each night. Your child’s teacher will share specific details regarding at‐home reading during “Back to School Night”. If at any time you are unclear about an assignment or have any questions about your child’s work, please contact the teacher. Don’t wait until there is a crisis. Families and teachers working together will insure that all Memorial‐Spaulding students are successful learners.

As part of this new routine, we would like to encourage our students to choose a homework buddy, someone they can call if they have any question about the assignment, forgot the assignment, or perhaps to quiz each other on spelling words. We encourage families to find a homework buddy for the year. If you cannot find a homework buddy please let your teacher know.  You can print out this message here.