Communication and Homework

  • Third grade is truly a transition year in regards to organization, and we will strive to motivate your child to continue on the path towards success.  Your child may benefit from a place in your home set aside just for homework.  This could be a desk, table, or box containing supplies.   

    Your child will fill out an assignment notebook each day at school.  Please look at it each night. Your child will also bring home a homework folder each day. Helping your child check the assignment notebook and homework folder each night would also help model good organizational habits.  Your child will place a newsletter in a clear, plastic sleeve of the homework folder on the last day of each week. Please read it.

    Please plan to spend around thirty minutes on homework each night. There will be formal assignments listed in the assignment notebook. After completing formal assignments, use the rest of your time for informal assignments that meet your child’s specific needs. This could be basic math facts, spelling words (SNAP words), or reading. Don’t forget to read for enjoyment every day! You can do this independently or with someone.

    The best way to contact me is email. Please note that there is another Mrs. Bauer in the district as well as Mrs. Brauer. I am Lena Bauer, and my email address is

    Remember my promise to you. I will not believe everything your child tells me about what happens at home if you promise not to believe everything your child tells you about what happens at school.  If something sounds fishy, please ask me about it.  Parents and teachers are a team, and we encourage open communication.