Bottom Line: Homework is important. It teaches organizational skills, responsibility, independence, time management, and reinforces academic skills.
I assign a weekly HW packet of math and reading review skills, which is due on Friday morning. Homework is to be done with effort, neatness, and turned in on time. Part of this is their DAILY PRACTICE OF THEIR MATH FACTS which is recorded in the Weekly Math Fact Log.
Students who regularly complete and turn in their HW packet and Math Log earn the PRIVILEGE of 4th Grade Friday Free Time!
If the HW packet is NOT turned in on Friday mornings (including signed Multiplication Log), students will NOT earn FRIDAY FREE TIME.
*If a student loses his packet during the week, it is their responsibility to ask for a new one-before Friday morning when they are due. I also have a copy of the Weekly Math log linked below.