As our curriculum, pedagogy and instructional design are constantly evolving to meet the needs of 21st century learners, so is is the form of our assigned homework. In 5D, students are encouraged to be Always Learning – taking action and applying what they’ve discovered to the world around them. Our daily work at school is rigorous and challenging and there is often no need for reinforcement at home. To be honest, I hope that after-school time is restful and relaxing, in order to allow students the recuperation required to properly gear up for the next big day in the classroom. Occasionally homework will be assigned with the intention of instilling a sense of personal responsibility and organization, as well as encouraging a constant love of learning and quest for discovering the unknown.
This year in Grade 5, it is possible that homework may be assigned in innovative and creative ways – a suggested conversation, a scavenger hunt, a journal reflection or an independent inquiry that is to be conducted at home. Please take a moment to browse around the homework tab in the top menu, where you will find links, resources and activities for home, categorized into Math, Literacy, Unit of Inquiry and Personal-Social Skills.