Each day has a specific page in the packet to complete.
The skills reflected in the homework are based on the scope/sequence of Open Court phonics and our shared reading program.
I copy the homework calendar and the accompanying work packet for the month and hole-punch it. The monthly book record and sight word cards go in the pockets of the folders.
Managebac (https://isd.managebac.com) is now being used as the class management system tool for Upper School students at ISD.
I had tried this in the past (using the monthly calendars from the book ) but many of the activities were "unstructured" and my parents just weren't following through with them.
I needed something more structured that I could actually see was done.It also reduces the possibilities of distraction that come with other activities competing for attention.The structure of a homework calendar should include sufficient time to rest.Students are expected to use Managebac to mange classroom assignments and events, and to receive class messages from their teachers. If a student has problems accessing Managebac, they should contact thier grade level advisor.Parents can use Managebac to keep track of their Upper School childrens' upcoming assignments, assessments, and classroom events.Long and continuous study hours reduce the productivity of the pupil which makes the study session less effective.In case the work is too much, it should be broken down into small chunks to make it manageable.This routine assists the 3rd grader to get into an academic frame of mind.The mindset makes it easy to understand the concepts because the mind is ready for academic work.The way you structure the calendar will make it easier or difficult to complete the work.It also makes the assignments effective in enabling the pupil to learn. A consistent calendar helps to create a culture or routine that is to be followed in completing the work.