- What is your homework policy?
- How can I reach you?
- What is PAF?
- What is a Red Word?
What is your homework policy?
Homework will generally be given every night except Friday.
Homework is expected to be handed in the next day unless
Their name needs to be on every page and their work must be neat
in order for them to receive credit for it. The children will
receive a reward at the end of the month if they have handed in
all of their assignments on time.
They are allowed one oops per month. That oops must be completed
and handed in the following day. Homework will always be a
review of concepts previously learned in class. Spelling tests
will typically be given on Fridays and a large part of their
homework assignments will be activites which incorporate
their Spelling words. It is also important for the children to
read for 20 minutes every night. This will be the ongoing
Reading homework. If the children are not following through with
the reading then they will be given an alternate Reading
How can I reach you?
Please feel free to call me at the school, email me or send a
note in with your child. I will get back to you as soon as
What is PAF?
PAF stands for Preventing Academic Failure. It is a structured,
multisensory curriculum which is an adaptation of Orton-
Gillingham techniques for teaching reading, writing and spelling
in the classroom. Reading, writing, phonics and spelling are all
taught together in order to promote encoding and decoding skills.
What is a Red Word?
Red words are non-phonetic and therefore must be memorized. A
red street light means stop and the children are taught to stop
at these sight words because they cannot be decoded.