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Homework and Behavior Policies

Homework Policy: Students are expected to practice their math facts daily! The third grade math standard reads, "Fluently add and subtract within 1000" (Number & Operations in Base 10, standard 2) and "Fluently multiply and divide within 100...By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers." (Operations & Algebraic Thinking, standard 7). In order to achieve "automaticity" in multiplication by the end of third grade, students must regularly practice and become proficient with their addition and subtraction facts. In addition to nightly practice of math facts students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes each night and practice reading strategies. *This is in addition to regularly assigned homework assignments, or make-up work.

Behavior Policy: We spend time in the beginning of the year discussing, practicing, and reinforcing classroom rules. I reward positive behavior. Inappropriate behavior is handled in a kind, but firm manner. If there are any problems, parents will be notified. In addition, children are encouraged to solve their own problems. Your child is responsible for his or her behavior at all times.