Parent’s Guide to Homework




    Parent’s Guide to Homework


    Parents-  Students use the CUSD Student Planner to keep track of their homework!  They refer to this to remind themselves of what they need to do at home.  We fill this out every morning. For parents, this ensures that you are aware of (and checked would be great) your child’s homework.

    If you are looking for what your child is learning in class, due dates, and other activities happening that week in school, please check the calendar on my website, or your child's agenda.

    Homework will be assigned Monday - Thursday of each week, except before a holiday.  If your child says he/she has “NO HOMEWORK,” don’t believe it! They DO have homework!  If his/her agenda is not filled out, Monday through Thursday, then they are not following directions. We fill out agendas daily (except Fridays) as reminders to students, and correspondence to parents, as to what homework they have for that day. 
    Have you ever asked, “What did you learn in school today?” Your child replied, “Nothing.” Remember, we did not do “nothing” in class, so their agenda should be filled out!

    Daily homework will be due at the beginning of the school day.

    Types of homework assignments may include:
    *30 weekly spelling words
    *completing work started in class
    *math (boxes and reteach pages, practicing specific skills)
    *memorizing material to be recited in class, ie: poems
    *research for long-term projects, ie: book reports
    *writing themes, short stories, or compositions not finished in class
    *30 minutes of nightly reading with maintenance of the reading log for AR. Students may have read in class, so they can count those minutes towards their 30 min/day on their AR log.


    All homework should be completed in cursive (unless indicated by teacher).


    The CTA classroom will meet or exceed Chandler Unified School District's homework requirement of 40 minutes per day.