The kids should be reading 15 to 20 minutes each night. They should also be spending ten minutes a night on their multiplication facts. Don't forget the new typing program. Please practice a couple nights a week for at least ten minutes. New spelling words come home on Friday and there is a spelling test on the next Friday of each week. We go over the homework each afternoon and I try to do an example with the whole class to make sure everyone understands the assignment. Please remember to have kids put their names on their papers. Homework should be a positive experience. Please don't stress out about homework assignments. Just write me a note if the assignment was not understood and I will take care of it in the morning. I think 20 minutes is time enough for a work paper. The kids work hard enough during the day, so I am not going to load them down with busy work. Please make sure all homework is returned to school the next day. We love doing the "Happy Dance" when all homework is turned in. Please remember homework is a big part of being responsible in third grade.