----------------------------------------------------------------------- Homework Folders Homework folders will be passed out every Monday. They are due on Friday. One side of the folder is for papers that need to be returned to school or signed and the other side is for completed work that is being sent home. Any papers in a sheet protector should remain in the folder for the year. Homework does not need to be colored if it is not stated in the directions. Please make sure you child has completed both sides of the worksheet if it is double-sided. Your child should read or be read to for 15 minutes a day. Please contact me if you have any questions.
I will adhere to the following homework policy set by Carpenter Community Charter and LAUSD:
"Our homework policy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to revisit concepts covered in class, enrich understanding, and build good study habits. Unless otherwise noted, assignments should be completed independently by students. Provide a regularly scheduled time and place to do homework and ensure all necessary materials are available.
Homework will adhere to LAUSD Standards and the State frameworks with regards to subject, length, and types of assignments. Below are the time guidelines for each grade level, as outlined in District Policy Bulletin 3491, which is also available at www.lausd.net.
Grade 1: 30-35 minutes per day, including reading
Once your child has worked for the amount of time appropriate for the grade level, s/he may stop working; reassure your child that s/he has achieved the daily homework goal. The district policy minutes refer to focused work time; students must learn to manage their time effectively. A child who is unable to finish an assignment may turn it in incomplete with a brief written explanation from a parent or guardian.
Long-term projects may require additional homework minutes. Parents will be notified of the goals and timeline of these assignments. Whenever possible, students will have the opportunity to work on projects in class or during nightly homework time.
We welcome your concerns about your child's work. Homework is designed to be a positive aspect of the learning process. Homework will be modified as necessary by classroom teachers to meet individual needs. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about homework."