Assignment of homework is left to the discretion of the teacher. The quantity and time spent on homework depends on the age and needs of the child. Homework assignments are given to reinforce skills or concepts and review previously learned material. Typical homework assignments may include the following: computation/word problems, skill practice exercises in English, vocabulary development, comprehension, spelling, decoding, and writing. Assignments will be graded and returned in a timely manner. It is also recommended that a student read 10 to 30 minutes daily at home. Parents are encouraged to set a time and provide an environment in which to do these assignments. In addition, parents should monitor their child’s work and progress. Questions regarding homework should be addressed to the classroom teacher.
Homework is intended to serve four purposes:
Research has shown that student achievement increases when homework is regularly assigned, clearly stated, regularly collected, promptly graded, and promptly returned. Homework will be assigned by Osan American Elementary School teachers to promote student achievement and academic success. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all homework assignments.
Many teachers have a classroom parent who will assist the teacher in a variety of ways including finding volunteers to help in the classroom, planning class parties, field trips, and other activities. If you are interested in being a homeroom mother or father, please let your child’s teacher know.