Middle School Homework
Homework is assigned weekly in each of the core subjects at Waverly.
ENGLISH: Homework assignments will continue to be written on the white board in class in addition to being posted on the class web site. On the website, Margaret can additionally make available lectures or worksheets/handouts that absent students may have missed. The middle school English website address is: https://sites.google.com/a/thewaverlyschool.org/waverly-ms-english/
HISTORY: History assignments are written on a board in the classroom that is dedicated to homework. The board is updated daily and displays all work that has been assigned throughout the week. In addition, each student receives a new history homework sheet every two weeks. Students are expected to copy assignments onto the homework sheet each day. Students should write “no homework” in the appropriate column when work is not assigned. A copy of the homework sheet is attached for your convenience.
Each history student has also completed a homework help sheet, which contains the names and contact information of two students in their history block. This guarantees that every student will be able to call, text, or email a classmate if questions about homework arise. The sheet also contains my email address. A copy of the homework help sheet is attached for your convenience.
MATH: During class, students begin working on assignments that are established after new concepts have been introduced. The assignment is written on the board and typically is about half completed together in class prior to going home. Students are expected to write down the assignment and participate in working on it with the group in class. When absent from school, students are expected to contact other students for assignments. This allows students to hear from a peer(s) about what wasemphasized in the class session. This small, but significant communication helps students to develop a better understanding of the material as one brief conversation can save a student from needless time staring at the textbook. Additionally, students develop organization and communication skills. If a student is unable to communicate with anyone else in their class (theytried contacting a few classmates but had no luck) then they should ask for the work the next day in school. If the student is too ill to make this effort then resting and recovering takes obvious precedence Their work will not be considered late.
SCIENCE: Students will find assignments and due dates written on the white board and posted on the science class website at https://sites.google.com/a/thewaverlyschool.org/ms-science/homework. Students can find the instructions for formatting assignments at https://sites.google.com/a/thewaverlyschool.org/ms-science/home. Students will see scoring rubrics as a downloadable PDF document titled SALI Scoring Guides at the bottom of the assignments page of the science class website linked above. Additionally, about two weeks before each exam,students can find an exam study guide on the class website in addition to the hard copies distributed in class.
SPANISH: Daily assignments will be written on the white board and general information such as units the class is studying, quizzes and tests will be posted on the Spanish class website at https://sites.google.com/a/thewaverlyschool.org/spanish-ms/.