Homework is intended to enrich, reinforce, and extend the curriculum as well as to emphasize responsibility and good study habits. Homework will be given for skills that have been explained and practiced in class, as well as for enrichment. It may be part of a student’s effort and participation grade for the end of a grading period.
Kindergarten: Homework, when applicable, will be indicated in the weekly folder.
First Grade: Homework will require an average of thirty minutes per night. It will consist of about fifteen minutes of supplementary reading and about fifteen minutes for other subject areas.
Second Grade: Homework assignments might include independent reading, math facts, social studies and science, writing and spelling words and should be completed in thirty to forty-five minutes per night. Assignments in specific areas will be given as appropriate (i.e. Unit Study projects).
Third Grade: Daily assignments include independent reading, math facts, and spelling words and should be completed in thirty to sixty minutes.
Fourth Grade: Assignments, posted daily for each major subject area, should be completed between thirty minutes and one hour. Students read 20 minutes each night.
Fifth Grade: Assignments, posted daily for each major subject area, should be completed between thirty minutes and one hour. Students read 20 minutes each night.
Role of the Parents
Parents can do their part to improve homework by doing the following:
Communicate with the teacher to help make homework effective.
Provide children with suitable study conditions (desk or table, well lit, books
and supplies readily available).
Schedule a time for homework, turn off the TV, and limit other distractions.
Encourage children, but avoid undue pressure.
Show interest in what the child is doing, but don’t do the work for the child.
Understand the school expects homework to be completed and returned on
Role of the Students
Bring paper, pencils, textbooks, and other necessary materials to class/school.
Actively participate in the classroom by listening and taking part in discussions.
Ask questions if you do not understand or if you have a problem.
Schedule time for homework each day: make sure that you understand the assignment before leaving class.