home·​room | \ ˈhōm-ˌrüm How to pronounce homeroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of homeroom

: a classroom where pupils report especially at the beginning of each school day

Examples of homeroom in a Sentence

They were assigned to different homerooms. He was late for homeroom.
Recent Examples on the Web Councilman Marc Kotora, another Solon High School graduate, said the recent deaths of Regano and Lee McCarty – his former high school homeroom and Advanced Placement economics teacher – were both extremely difficult for him. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Solon council members reflect on Regano’s impact as superintendent of Solon Schools," 7 July 2020 Dave, a kid in my homeroom, same height, blond like me, is somehow fat and skinny at the same time. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, "Let’s Get Small," 1 June 2020 This 8-year-old had big dreams, his homeroom teacher Ella Portteus said. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "8-year-old boy dreamed of being president. Then a bullet took his life.," 3 Apr. 2020 On non-game days, Ursuline practices at 6 a.m. at the Jim Roche Community Arena in West Roxbury, tightly squeezed in before the homeroom bells ring at 8. Jenna Ciccotelli, BostonGlobe.com, "Ursuline Academy ties it all together for breakout season," 11 Feb. 2020 Starting the week before Thanksgiving, students from each of the 37 Nazareth homerooms donate money, usually totaling $75 to $100, and purchase gifts based partially on requests from the giving tree at St. Cletus in La Grange. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Nazareth Academy students proud of Christmas Gift Drive that helps families in need," 9 Dec. 2019 SHS Connect is the homeroom period required for all students, which meets twice weekly. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 9 Dec. 2019 Daniel was completely overjoyed, and the boy's homeroom teacher Casey MacKintosh says, in their small town, the gesture was a no-brainer. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A cheerleader hero, a fresh start for an amazing artist, and some gloriously fat bears," 4 Oct. 2019 Martin-Rowe called their parents, connected with their homeroom teachers, and discussed strategies for helping them with other teachers, counselors and the principal many times. Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times, "California schools can no longer suspend K-8 students for using phones. Will this help or hurt learning?," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of homeroom

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homeroom was in 1884

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15 Jul 2020

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“Homeroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeroom. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of homeroom

US : a classroom where students go at the beginning of each school day


home·​room | \ ˈhōm-ˌrüm How to pronounce homeroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of homeroom

: a classroom where students of the same class report at the start of each day

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