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DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
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CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) - The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
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The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education

Homework

Homework is one means of developing the necessary skills of independent study and learning for present and future use. Homework promotes organizational skills and a sense of responsibility. It is also an opportunity for parents to become actively involved in their child's learning and for each child to reach his/her full potential. Through homework, students are given the opportunity to complete additional practice and application to strengthen skills; to expand and/or enrich regular class work; to complete work started in class; to make up work due to absence.

Teachers may assign homework as determined necessary to enhance student learning that is taking place in the classroom. Each child works at his/her own pace, so the amount of time needed to complete specific assignments may vary. The types of homework may vary to enable the student to have experience/practice in reading, writing, computational skills, and other subject areas during a given week. Frequency and length of assignments will be grade appropriate. At a very minimum, a child should read or be read to 15-20 minutes nightly.

Some teachers follow these general guidelines when assigning homework:

  • 1st grade: 10 –15 minutes per night
  • 2nd grade: 20 –30 minutes per night
  • 3rd grade: 30 –40 minutes per night
  • 4th grade: 40 –50 minutes per night
  • 5th grade: 50 –60 minutes per night

Please do not make the issue of homework a battlefield; if your child is working consistently longer than these times, contact the teacher for assistance.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they:

  • Understand the homework assignment.
  • Take home all books and materials needed to do the assignment.
  • Complete the homework in the assigned format and turn it in when it is due.
  • Participate actively and cooperatively in the evaluation of their homework when appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to provide an environment which fosters the development of life-long learning skills. 

This includes: 

  • A quiet place to work.
  • Necessary materials.
  • A regular study time.
  • Review the student planner.
  • Encouragement and praise.

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