Homework Shark
    Mrs. Silva's Classroom Policies and Procedures

    The goal of our class is to create a safe, positive, learning environment for each child to reach their full academic potential. It is critical to have a clear and concise discipline plan. Room D-3 will be working as a team to always follow the classroom rules:
    • Respect other people and their belongings
    • Be responsible for your actions and your work
    • Be prepared and organized for class
    • Be punctual
                                   Dublin Unified School District Homework Policy:

    Time spent on relevant homework extends classroom learning, directly influencing students’ ability to meet the district’s academic standards. Homework contributes toward building self‐discipline, time management, and life‐ long learning habits. The Board supports meaningful homework as an important part of students’ daily lives. Homework is defined as independent practice or preview of skills & concepts taught during class It is the responsibility of the child, parent and teacher to ensure that assigned work is completed on time. It may be necessary to establish regular communication procedures between teacher and parent to assist individual students with their responsibilities. The following activities are considered as homework as assigned by the classroom teacher: Reading Reviewing daily or returned work Practice in all subject areas Independent reading, projects, test preparation, extracurricular activities are not considered homework within the timelines specified here. The minimum number of minutes to be spent on homework per night is as follows: Third Grade:     30 minutes

    The following types of assignments that are done after school hours are recommended to be done beyond the timelines stated in the table:

    a.     Independent reading

    b.     Projects

    c.     Test preparation

    If your child is spending an hour or more each evening on homework, please contact me to discuss the matter.

    Homework is expected to be done when it is assigned. Most assignments will be completed in one evening and turned in the next day. Some homework projects, such as reports, take several days to complete. For long term assignments, due dates will always be provided by the teacher so children will know exactly when the assignment is due and how long they have to complete the work.

    Written homework will be collected and checked. Written assignments will be recorded as completed or incomplete.

    The severity of the school consequence for a student not having completed homework will be based on the frequency of missing homework assignments. Possible consequences for not turning homework in on time may include:

    1. Recording the score as a zero until the assignment is completed and turned in to be scored.  (A two day grace period will be given before other consequences, such as those listed below, are applied)

    2. Staying in at recess to complete a missing assignment

    3. The teacher calling parents to inform them of chronically late assignments or several missing assignments

    4. Loss of special programs or projects to make up missing assignments

    Students are responsible for copying assignments accurately from the board into their planner, and for remembering to take home all books and materials needed to complete their homework. They are responsible for turning in completed assignments as requested by the teacher.

    Please ask to see your child's assignment book every school night. Go over the entries with your child and initial the entries daily when your child has completed them. Parents are encouraged to look over homework and offer help when needed. Please write notes on papers if you feel it would be helpful for me to know your child had difficulty with an assignment.