First grade is both an exciting and critical time in a child's life for it is when the foundation is laid for a lifetime of learning. The growth and change that we witness in the children throughout the year is a joy to behold as the mystery of reading and math is unlocked for them. By the end of the school year they are ready to move forward to the greater responsibilities and challenges that 2nd grade will offer.
The parent-teacher relationship is significant as the student begins this new adventure to insure collectively we make your child's 1st grade experience a rewarding one. One area where this collaboration is especially important is with homework. We expect homework should take between 20 to 30 minutes to complete with time varying depending on your child's ability.
We ask that an adult always help the student with their homework by reading the directions with them and reviewing assignments when completed. If appropriate, the parent should assist the child in making the necessary corrections to insure they are receiving a united message of excellence from the school and home.
We know what a special time this is in a child's life and we at Ascension are privileged to share the journey with the students.