This is my 17th year teaching second grade here at Memorial Elementary. I have been through 3 different reading series and am really enjoying the current stories we have to offer in our textbooks. We have a great time learning about the main characters and main event while working on story structure and even the author's point of view. In Math we use Saxon and are happy to have it back in the classroom. As much as possible, I allow students time at the end of the day to finish all homework. I want the time at home to be spent being with family. Many nights, students will bring home work that is finished, all that is needed is a quick check and a signature. Other times, students will finish and turn it into the basket before they leave. This is acceptable as well. It is up to the student.