What "No Homework" Really Means
We understand that students may interpret our Homework Policy to mean that they have "no homework."
In reality, it means we expect students to continue their education through meaningful practice.
Every night, your child is expected to complete the following:
- Read for 20-30 minutes minimum,
- Practice their math facts for 10-20 minutes, and
- Practice their instrument for 30 minutes, if they chose to participate in band or orchestra.
*Additionally, any work not completed in the alloted class time may be sent home to be completed and brought back to school the next day.*
Other projects will also be assigned throughout the year to be completed at home. Here are some examples:
- Book Reports, as assigned by teacher(s)
- Colony Research Projects, as assigned by teacher(s)
- State Research Projects, as assigned by teacher(s)
- Handouts, (as additional practice for skills already learned in class), as assigned by teacher(s)
If you would like your child to have extra practice, the following websites are great resources:
Free Interactive Educational Sites
- ABCya! (educational games)
- Khan Academy (expansive collection of educational activies & lessons)
- Prodigy (an educational math game site modeled after role-playing games)
- Sumdog (educational games)
- Typing Club (helps develop typing skills)
- XtraMath (online math fact fluency practice that tracks progress)
Free Printable Worksheets
All of these sites have content aligned with the standards your student is learning in school.
- Common Core Sheets (excellent math practice pages)
- Math-Drills.com (another great math page site)
- K12Reader (reading & language arts practice pages)
- Scholastic Printables (practice pages for multiple subjects)
In addition, fifth graders at South Bay have accounts on IXL.com, a website that provides individualized learning for each student.