WHY? Homework is your chance to practice what you learned in class. Homework does not show your teachers what you have learned. You will take quizzes, benchmark tests, midterms, and final exams. Daily practice helps you remember what you learned.
WHAT IS IT? Each teacher will give you an assignment on Monday that helps you practice what you have already learned. You will give your homework to your Advisory teacher the following Monday. The paper with instructions is called a rubric. Staple it to the top of your work before you turn it in.
HOW TO DO HOMEWORK Find a quiet place without distractions. Don’t have TVs or video games in the background. It’s really hard for your brain to ignore lights! Don’t try to babysit or do chores while you’re working. You need to let your brain concentrate. If you can’t find a quiet place, stay after school with a teacher.
HOW TO DO HOMEWORK Set up a schedule. When will you work on homework? Allow at least 2 hours every day, beginning on Monday. Try to finish 1 homework assignment every day. That way, you’ll have free time on the weekends. DON’T WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO START YOUR WORK.
HOW TO DO HOMEWORK Make sure you have all of your supplies. Keep the rubric in front of you. Always set your notebook beside you. You’ll need it for instructions and examples.
HOW PARENTS AND GUARDIANS CAN HELP Teachers do not expect families to teach the students. All of the skills were already taught in class. If your child is confused, please contact the teacher right away!
HOW PARENTS AND GUARDIANS CAN HELP Most assignments will not require the child to use a computer. If a child needs to use a computer, the rubric will say so. If your child needs a computer, but you don’t have one at home, the child should go to the library or ask the teacher for help.
GRADES Grades show your diligence and mastery. Most homework assignments are worth 20 points each.Points Percentage Letter Comments18, 19, or 20 90–100% A Excellent work! Be proud!16 or 17 80-85% B Good work, with only a few errors!14 or 15 70-75% C This is a passing grade, but it’s very low.Less than 14 0-65% D or F You should correct this assignment and ask your teacher for help. This grade shows that you do not understand what you learned in class.
GRADES www.arusd.org/renaissancea Check your grades every week on the Home Access Center. If you forget your password, ask Mrs. Brasil.
HOW TO ASK FOR HELP “I’m having trouble with ____(HW title). When can you help me with it?” “I have tried problem number ___ several times, and I’ve looked at the examples in my notebook, but I still don’t understand. Can you show me how to do it?” “I was absent on ____ and didn’t learn how to ____. Can you help me learn what I missed?”
ADVICE FOR STUDENTS“Finish your homework early, and let a teachercheck it. Get it back and correct it.” ~Tania“Try to do the work correctly and do it well. Don’tdo it just to finish it. You will need the homeworkassignments to study for the test.” ~Victorino“Break the assignment into smaller pieces.”~Brian“Have an organizes place to put your homeworkso your papers aren’t all mixed up.” ~Alex
ADVICE FOR PARENTS“Continually remind your children to finish onehomework assignment a day for the first fewweeks so that they do not get into the habit ofprocrastinating.” ~Fernando“Never lose faith in your child.” ~Julian