Curriculum Night is scheduled in mid-September. Parents are able to meet their child’s teacher to learn about the grade curriculum and expectations for the school year. Your child’s teacher will describe in detail the plans and a schedule for the year as well as the procedures for many important routines for the class. Please be sure to attend this helpful and informative meeting.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are held twice a year (fall and spring) and provide a great opportunity for you to talk with your child’s teacher about what your child is learning at school and how you can support this learning at home.
Questions to Consider Asking Your Child’s Teacher:
- What is my child expected to learn, know and do at this grade level? How will it be assessed?
- What are the big projects my child will be doing in your class this year? Throughout the year, how will I know if my child is meeting grade level expectations?
- What does my child do well and what does he or she struggle with? Can you give me examples?
- If my child needs extra support or wants to learn more about a subject, are there resources to help his or her learning outside the classroom? Can you give me examples?
- How will you be introducing the Common Core standards to students this year
- Does my child turn in homework on time?
- Is my child happy at school? How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
- Does my child participate in class discussions and activities? What would make my child more effective in doing his/her work?
- What can I do at home to reinforce what my child is learning at school?
- Are there ways that I can help you in the classroom or the school?
The purpose of homework is to extend and reinforce learning and to develop a sense of self-discipline, personal responsibility, and independent thinking. All homework assignments are related to class activities. Homework might offer the opportunity to develop a student’s creative ability by doing research homework. All students are given homework assignments in reading and math every night. In addition, students are given independent reading books to take home every night. Students are encouraged to read for at least twenty minutes every night. Parents should supervise and review their children’s assignments nightly. Please discuss any homework questions or concerns with your child’s teacher.
The DOE Website list a number of Homework Resources.