Your child will soon begin assigned homework to help reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. My promise to you and your child is that I will never send work home that asks your child to do something they have not learned in the classroom. Homework is one way for your child to get extra practice with the important ideas and concepts learned in the classroom. Homework should not take your child longer than 20-30 minutes nightly. One of the most important ways for you, as the parent, to be an active member of our classroom community is to spend time each night helping your child with homework, discussing what they are learning in school, and reading aloud to your child.