Homework: My goal was to reduce homework by giving kids enough work time in class to complete it; however, I am finding that we are not at that responsibility capacity quite yet. I am having a lot of kids coming up to the lesson with their homework unfinished. So, if you see assignments highlighted in their assignment notebook these are to be completed for the next day. A Badger buck is taken away for missing or late homework.
Third-grade vocabulary words are sent home on Mondays and are due on Thursdays. The kids have to write 5 sentences using one vocabulary word per sentence. I am looking for complete sentences and will eventually encourage them to write more complex sentences that truly show the meaning of the word. These are to be checked over by parents and initialed before handing in.