I assign homework that I feel supports and reinforces what we have done in class. At the end of the day, I have the children take out their agenda books and write in any homework assignments that they have for that evening. They copy the assignment as I write it on the board. Homework is due first thing in the morning the day after it is assigned, unless specified otherwise.
Late Homework: I give the children a 2 week grace period to help them get used to the 3rd Grade homework procedure. I do not ask the children to change their color for late homework during the first 2 weeks of school as long as the children eventually complete the assignment and hand it in to me. After the first 2 weeks, if children have any late homework assignments I'll ask them to change their color and they should bring the homework in the following day of school.