The students will have homework each night Monday through Thursday. The work should not take more than an hour to complete total. If your child is taking longer, please let me know and we will make adjustments tailored to your child. Homework is distributed on Mondays and is collected on Fridays. Below is a brief overview of our homework schedule.
Each Week:
  • Reading - Read for 20 minutes and complete reading log each night, return at the end of the month.
  • Writing - Complete "Daily Language Review". This includes two sentences with errors to correct and 3 questions to answer.
  • Word Study (Spelling) - Practice spelling the words for the week.
  • Math - Between 2-5 problems to solve each night relating to our in-class work.
  • Science - 1 question to answer
  • Social Studies - 1 question to answer
Each Month:
  • Students will complete 1 book report each month. These include projects such as creating a poster, decorating a cereal box, making a timeline, etc.

February and March Book Report

posted Feb 14, 2013, 6:57 AM by Edith Erickson

During the season of Lent, we will be keeping a scrapbook. Each day, we will be doing a Bible reading in class and completing an activity in our scrapbook. 

For this month’s book report, the students will need to complete the weekend readings at home, along with the task from their scrapbooks and be ready to discuss them on Monday. The scrapbooks need to come back to school each week so that we can complete the weekday activities. I will collect these at the end of Lent and this will count towards your child’s religion grade.

I've attached the letter sent home, along with the readings for the weekend of Feb 15-18.

January Book Report

posted Jan 28, 2013, 5:41 AM by Edie Erickson

These are the requirements for the Living Museum project. I forgot to upload this. Sorry!

December Book Report

posted Dec 11, 2012, 6:48 AM by Edie Erickson   [ updated Dec 30, 2012, 12:07 PM ]

The new book report forms are going home today. This month, the students chose a historical figure from Michigan's past to read about. They will later be writing a speech and doing some other projects in class with this person as part of our Living Museum this winter! I have books and encyclopedias that the students are free to use if they would like and I am also more than happy to go online and print off information for your child if you don't have internet access at home. Your child {should} have written the name of their person down on the assignment sheet, but just in case, here is a list of  who the children chose:

  • Henry Ford - BJ
  • Henry Ford - VK
  • George Custer - BA
  • George Custer - EC
  • Thomas Edison - JW
  • Thomas Edison - AG
  • Gerald R. Ford - CN
  • Gerald R. Ford - TP
  • Charles Lindberg - JM
  • Charles Lindberg - TB
  • Bishop Frederick Baraga - SH
  • Bishop Frederick Baraga - PR
  • Robert La Salle - BES
  • Rosa Parks - AM
  • Rosa Parks - KW
  • Father Jacques Marquette - ES
  • Father Jacques Marquette - JJ

November Book Report

posted Nov 9, 2012, 12:33 PM by Edie Erickson

The new book report form was sent home today. This month your child will choose a nonfiction book and create a board game to go with it. It is always a favorite with the kids! They love being able to play their games with each other. The requirements are listed below in case your child's copy didn't make it home. I have manila folders, but I forgot to hand them out this morning. Your child will be bringing one home on Monday.

October Book Report

posted Oct 8, 2012, 10:56 AM by Edie Erickson   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 10:56 AM ]

The new book report was sent home today along with a little pumpkin for your child to decorate. If they would like to use a larger pumpkin, that would be fine, just return the little one in case someone needs a new one. I also meant to send home paper lunch bags for them to use for the treat bags, but I forgot them at home. I will send them home tomorrow! Let me know if you have any questions! The requirements are attached at the bottom.

Here are some samples:

September Book Report

posted Sep 8, 2012, 7:25 AM by Edie Erickson

The requirements for the September book report were sent home yesterday (Sept 7). I've attached the file in case the paper did not make it home. The students can choose any folktale that they would like (picture books are completely acceptable for this). For online folktales, visit our Pearltree for links. We will also be visiting the library next week. Let me know if you have any questions.

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