Mrs. Hart’s Homework Policy
Homework is an extension of class work. It is another way students can practice the
concepts and skills that they learn in the classroom. All homework must be completed by the
next day unless otherwise stated. In
each student’s assignment pad, there is a place for them to record their
homework assignments for the evening. Although homework is ultimately the
student’s responsibility, please take a moment to review your child’s
assignment pad periodically. Ask your child if they have completed their
assignments or perhaps ask them to explain their homework to you. This is
another way for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. However, I do want to stress that it is the
expectation in fifth grade that students are responsible for independently
recording and completing homework. Our goal is to develop strong organizational
skills and work habits that will help them immensely in middle school.
At the start of each marking period, students will receive a
H.O.T. (Homework On Time) card. Every time a student does not turn in homework,
a red dot will be placed on his or her card.
Those who choose not to complete their homework will have the following
time: Freebie! Everyone is allowed to forget once
per marking period! The teacher
will place a red dot on the middle of the student’s card (the ‘freebie’ spot).
time: A second red dot is
placed on the card resulting in a loss of “free choice” recess for a period of
10 minutes. During those 10 minutes, the
student will walk the field at recess in order to ensure daily physical
time: A third red dot will
be placed on the card resulting in a complete loss of “free choice”
recess for the entire recess period.
Instead, the student will walk the field at recess in order to ensure
daily physical activity requirement.
Parent/guardian will be contacted.
4 or more
misses: A fourth red dot will
be placed on the card resulting in Lunch Detention within the classroom – a
grade 5 teacher will administer these detentions. There will be no talking/fraternizing with
the teacher or other students. Lunch
must be eaten in silence. A phone call will
also be placed to the parent. The homework policy will start over at the
beginning of each new marking period.