When you click on the homework assignment, enter your student (shirt) number in the box that appears on the screen.
Enter it without any spaces, JUST LIKE THIS EXAMPLE:
Online Homework Letter to Parents
May 25, 2013
Dear Parents of IEP Matthayom Students,
IEP teachers enjoy working with students, and want to help them succeed. Part of their success depends on students completing the homework teachers assign to them.
We plan to give homework assignments at least three times a week. Sometimes homework will be as simple as having each student ask his parents to sign his Learning Journal. Other times, it may be as complicated as writing an essay, or practicing for a speech. Often, it will be grammar, vocabulary and reading exercises based on the units from the student book.
IEP Matthayom Years 7-9 has been assigning online homework since last year. Most of our units are two weeks long. There is usually grammar, vocabulary, reading homework every week, and one writing task for each unit. Each student must do the homework online, print it out and have his parents sign it. Then he must take it to class where his teacher can help him with any problems. You can see the homework exercises online at http://alwaysdothehomework.blogspot.com.
If a student fails to do his homework, the teacher may decide to keep him for 15 minutes of his morning break, or 15-20 minutes of his lunch break, to complete it. There must be no exceptions, because record of the mark is necessary for his grade. If a student fails to come to detention, or continues a pattern of neglecting his homework, his parents might be contacted because the homework is very important. Besides, it is not practical for teachers to spend every lunch break making sure students have completed their homework.
Each Learning Journal has a space for you to sign to show that your son has completed his assigned tasks at home and has shown them to you. This policy helps us overcome two major difficulties teachers have when they assign homework to students. One problem is that some students wait until a break right before class to rush through their homework, and they do not do a good job. The other problem is that some students do not do the work at all, but copy it from their friends. Either way, the students will not benefit if they do not do the homework properly.
If students do not really do the work, the work cannot be graded. Therefore, at a teacher's discretion, if students do not receive their parents' signatures of authenticity, they might not receive credit for the work, or they might receive detention.
Some students forge their parents' signatures, so we are depending on parents to check their sons' IEP display notebooks from time to time. If you ever see a signature that is not your own, please speak to your son about it.
Our goal is to make homework frequent, but not so heavy that it drains students' energy from other subjects. And, of course, we know he needs to enjoy his free time. We hope your son will find most assignments to be fun as well as educational.