Lu Sutton is a respected California Distinguished School that creates an alliance between our dedicated staff, supportive families, and community partners in order to provide an excellent educational experience for ALL students with a commitment to fostering critical thinking, collaboration, communication skills, and creativity as the guiding principles that bind our learning community together.
There has been a lot of discussion lately questioning the benefits of homework in elementary school. After studying the research and listening to our community last year we modified our homework policy.
All Lu Sutton students are expected to read or be read to everyday. Reading comprehension is enhanced when an adult discusses what was read with the child. Some examples: What was the main idea? How was the problem in the story resolved? Do you agree with how the character behaved or what would you have done differently? What do you think is going to happen next? All Lu Sutton students should practice math concepts or math facts daily. This can be done with games, flash cards, following a recipe, figuring out the cost of dinner or how much tip to add. Reflex Math, Khan Academy, and Tenmarks are some fun web-based programs that you can access from home for extra practice. What you won’t see are packets of papers and worksheets coming home that need to be completed and turned in. If you do desire some practice sheets to work on with your child, please talk with your child’s teacher.
We realize you want to build a rich family life and that you have things you want to teach your children, whether it’s cooking, building things, or fixing cars we want you to have that time. Kids have passions they want to pursue as well, sports, music, dance, and scouting. At the end of the day, it’s about how you balance work, family, and educational goals and we don’t want to dictate how your family time is spent. You are your child’s first teachers, we are here to encourage and support you and your child. Let us know how we can help you and if you need some ideas!