Students are expected to read for 20 minutes each night and respond to one question starter.  Please sign their reading log each night.
I assign several pages of math homework on Monday.  These math pages are due on Friday morning but if your child completes and returns them earlier that is even better!  The reason for this is students are involved in many activities in the evenings during the week (church, ball, scouts, etc.) and they know in advance what is required and can have ownership in how they complete their math homework.
Our spelling system is Words Their Way.  Students cut and sort the words at school and bring them home in baggies.  They should be able to sort their words in  categories by spelling patterns in the words.  The similar spelling patterns should help students learn word families and be able to incorporate new learned words in their daily writing.  We have a spelling test each Friday morning on these weekly words. 
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