As a 5th grader, I think it important to start developing a sense of autonomy and accountability.  Therefore, these are things that I do not monitor, but insist that my students should be doing every day at home:


1.  Reading atleast 30 minutes per day.

2.  Reviewing and practicing their mental math skills (challenge your child to estimate grocery lists, have them double or halve fractional measurements in a recipe, and explain how they came up with their answer!).  You can also have them practice math using the links I have provided on my main page.