Oakfield-Alabama Elementary School Homework Expectations
Oakfield-Alabama Elementary School Homework Policy:
The Oakfield-Alabama Elementary School allows our students to shine by making efficient use of time during the school day. Our goal is for families and children to spend time together by participating in a variety of activities, in addition to scholastic ones, in order to develop the total child. Weekly practice will be assigned for students to continue their learning at home. Students are encouraged to set weekly goals for themselves to promote intrinsic motivation. Through the habits of Beginning with the End in Mind and Putting First Things First, students are able to manage time and take responsibility for their own learning.
The OA 6th grade teachers are committed to create classrooms where the best instructional practices are consistently implemented to promote increased student growth and achievement. Research has also indicated that there are positive academic outcomes stemming from parent involvement ranging from benefits in early childhood to adolescence and beyond. We encourage you to take an active role in your child’s education. Below are some ideas and resources you can use at home to help your child reach their educational potential.
- READ EVERY DAY!!! Either read with your child, have them read to you, read to your pets, or encourage them to read in a comfortable location.
- Ask your child about what they are reading
- Links for more practice
- Links for extensions of what we are doing in ELA class
- Visit Schoology for information on what we are doing in class at https://oa.schoology.com/
- Visit PowerSchool parent for information on grades and to assist your child with re-submitting work to demonstrate mastery. https://powerschool.oahornets.org/public/
- Have your child keep a journal about their reading and/or life events. Write back to encourage communication!
- Actively study for any upcoming assessments by helping your child:
- Create flashcards
- Create mnemonic devices (memory aides)
- Create summary sheets (flowcharts, tables, diagrams)
- Study with a friend
- Create games on Kahoot, Puzzlemaker, and Socrative
- Username: firstnamelastname23 Password: oasd4digitcode
- Watch videos to re-teach skills from class
- Create flashcards
- Use binder to find examples to re-write and solve
- Visit IXL.com and find approprite topic(s) to review
- Links to other informative math websites
- Math games and tutorials
- Each Monday, I will be assigning a current events assignment and related quiz online via the Smithsonian Institute website www.tweentribune.com. The article and the related quiz will need to be completed online by the following Monday. Your child has been assigned a user id and password, which has been sent home on a separate sheet of paper.
- On Mondays, we will be sharing out and discussing what was read.
- Please be sure to discuss the reading with your child.
- Visit my class webpage at http://www.oahornets.org/webpages/areeb/ to find the link to the website if you are having trouble finding it.