Mrs. McDonnell’s Homework Policy
Homework is very important for students to complete each day it is assigned. Homework is the practice of what they have learned in class that day. The students will never bring any assignment home that was not taught or gone over in class.
Homework should not take any longer than 30 minutes each night. If your child is having a hard time and homework time is a serious struggle, write me a note in their homework book or on the assignment itself. Homework is to allow time to practice skills that have been taught, not to frustrate them. If they say they don’t understand, I would like you to encourage them to try their best and write an answer they think is correct. Then, next to that answer/response, I would like them to write a question mark. This way I will know they had some trouble. LEAVING ALL ANSWERS BLANK WITH A QUESTION MARK IS NOT ACCEPTABLE and it will be counted as a missed assignment.
The students are responsible to copy their homework for each night, in their homework books. They will be given time at the end of class or in homeroom at the end of the day. I have a homework board visible for all students to see. I expect them to copy exactly what is written on the whiteboard. I also remind students to double check the homework board with the materials they place on their desk before placing in their book bags.
Each morning I complete a homework check. If they miss more than 3 assignments that week, then they will not earn Quality Club for that week. Students can miss the Quality Club celebration at the end of each month solely on incomplete homework assignments. Students who come in with incomplete homework will be given the opportunity to complete it during morning homeroom. However, the morning work they are missing due to completing homework may have to be completed during their recess.
I expect all homework to be completed on time. This is just one of the ways I am teaching students to be responsible. It is also preparing them for their future.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or leave me a message at 610-970-6676.
Thank you for your continuous support!