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Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
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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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