Hello parents, students and guardians/caregivers!
Welcome to my 4th and 5th Grade English Language Arts website! You can find more background information about me on the "Meet The Teacher" page of my website (use link to the right).
I hope that this website can serve as a means of keeping you informed of what is happening in the classroom, as well as a place you can find resources. I consider myself still very new to the teaching profession, but rest assured that giving my students the best instruction I possibly can is my top priority! Thank you for your patience, trust, and understanding.
Below I have included the homework policy for Arco Iris School and all of my ELA classes.
Arco Iris Homework Policy
Arco Iris' mission is Spanish immersion and rigorous mathematical curriculum. This implies academic standard for our students to develop perseverance, curiosity, critical thinking and embrace challenges. Homework is a critical piece of this learning.
The learning community of Arco Iris believes homework is beneficial as long as teachers use their knowledge of developmental levels to guide policies and expectations. Grade-level will work together to ensure that homework policy will be designed to address as many of the following traits as possible:
1. Academic purpose such as practice, checking for understanding or skill application
2. Efficiently demonstrates student learning
3. Student ownership by offering choices
4. Accomplish without help
5. Building college and career time-management skills
HOMEWORK FOR MY ELA CLASSES
READING DAILY: I can’t stress enough the importance of reading daily, so that every one of my student can become a better reader. Therefore, the daily assigned homework is READING at home. Students are expected to read at least 30 minutes daily. I like keeping the rest of the assignments for students to work during class. However, if the students do not use the class time to work, then they will be asked to finish it at home and return it to me the next day.
If there’s any other assignment that will require the students to work on at home, I will communicate it, via my website or email. Please take a minute to subscribe so that you won’t miss any information pertaining to your student.