Each day, upon arriving at school, students will copy down their assigned homework in their agendas. Parents are encouraged to compare their child's homework with the assignment written in the agenda. Parents are asked to sign or initial the agenda each day. The agenda is a great communication tool to share comments between the teacher and parent. Students are required to bring to the teacher's attention at the beginning of the school day any comments or questions by parents written in the agenda. This will help bring a quick response to any requests.
Cougar Folder Procedures:
Student work, after it is graded or checked, and any school communication papers are placed in the Cougar folders to be distributed to the student's family.
On Mondays, or the first day of the school week, the Cougar folder goes home with each student.
Parents or guardians are encouraged to look through and discuss with their child any papers or other informational items placed in the folder.
On Tuesday, or the first day students return after receiving their weekly Cougar folder, students are required to place their Cougar folder back into their student mailbox. The returned folder should have any graded or checked paper work that was sent home for parent observation. This paper work is filed for the entire quarter and will be accessible for any conferences, etc.
Students are responsible to have their textbooks and/or workbooks in class each day. Students are not to mark in any textbook. Students will be responsible for the accountability and care of their textbooks during the school year.
Students will need pencils and loose leaf notebook paper all year long. Some subjects will require a composition notebook for note taking or a folder to keep papers in. Students are expected to provide the supplies that are noted on the Class Supply List.
Fifth Grade Homework Policy
Note: Regarding AR reading in Mr. Smith's class, students are asked to notate each night in their agenda the name of the book being read and the pages read. (Example Pages 1-10, etc.)
**Each fifth grade student is expected to participate in all IB projects. Some IB projects will involve class time as well as work that will be done at home by the student. The IB Project work is above any homework requirements.