• Homework is used as a way to build self-discipline and study skills. Homework is not graded but is checked in the classroom and participation is documented. Homework not completed will be done at school and students will receive a responsibility check. Students are responsible for placing homework in their Nicky Folders. Students may not call home or pick up homework after the bell rings. Students may check the cart at recess and lunch. We do not rescue in 5th as it is important for them to learn responsibility for their learning in order for preparation for Middle School.
    Spelling- Quiz every 2 weeks over In a Snap Words, new spelling rules, and sentence dictation.  Read daily and log in the number of pages read which is used for GCISD Reads. Please go to Mrs. Hockenbrough's blog for Spelling City from my blog. 
    Homework should not take longer than 50 minutes which does NOT include 30 minutes of independent reading. If your student doesn't finish non-graded work it will be sent home to complete and due the next day.  Please check your child's planner and BLOG dukedynasty.blogspot.com to stay informed.