Your student will receive a class newsletter every Friday for the following week. It will highlight upcoming learning as well as important dates and events. Students will have spelling, vocabulary, and reading homework every week. Students can practice spelling words on spellingcity.com. Please feel free to create flash cards to review vocabulary words and even spelling words! There are many games that you can play to review these words in a fun way such as memory, Head's Up and Go Fish. Any homework will be assigned and passed out on Friday and due the following Thursday. This will give your child some flexibility during the school week by allowing them to work on assignments at his or her own pace. Please actively monitor your child’s progress to avoid the last minute cramming. Spelling tests are given on Thursdays and vocabulary quizzes on Fridays. Please notify me immediately if your child is stressed about homework or spending an excessive amount of time on homework . The intention behind assigning homework is to review classroom learning in a meaningful way to enhance the likelihood that students will retain and apply it in creative ways in the future. Tears and stress will only hinder this goal.