It was wonderful to see so many parents at conferences last week! If you were unable to schedule conferences with me and would like to talk to me about your child's progress, please feel free to e-mail me. I would be happy to send you a quick note, set up a phone call, or arrange a conference before or after school at a time that is mutually convenient.
Several parents had questions about our online homework system. I wrote a more detailed blog post about this in January, but I am posting the direct link to the online homework here:
Fourth grade students are assigned homework in full group classes. (Kindergarten students are never assigned homework.) If you have a fourth grade student, he/she will be getting homework approximately every eight days (six school days plus a weekend). I give students a few minutes during every full group class to start working on the homework; I use this time to answer questions and help students log in. The first time we used the online homework system in class, students received a piece of paper with their username and password. In addition, I instructed students to save their username and password in their computer. If a student doesn't have the username and password saved to their computer (for example, if they reset their internet browser) and if they can't find the original piece of paper with their username and password, I write the username and password on an index card. Students should keep this index card in their computer bag. If your student has trouble logging in at home for some reason, please e-mail me and I will send you their username and password as soon as I can (I check my e-mail frequently).
Please let me know if you have any questions about online homework!