• Cary Elementary Homework Plan

    At Cary Elementary we believe homework is an important part of the educational program.  Homework should be purposeful and an extension of the classroom instruction.  Homework is a tool for practicing taught skills, reinforces responsibility, and can serve as a method of communicating learning to parents.  Wake County policy 5510 is followed.

    Homework is assigned on a regular basis with the exception of weekends unless it is a long-term project with which a time line has previously been established.  Regular completion of homework is expected and those having difficulty with submitting completed work in a timely manner will have it documented in the work habits section of the progress report.  Following standards based grading procedures, homework is not graded for the purpose of adding to a subject grade on the progress report, but can contain feedback for the student and parent. 

    Students develop and work at different rates and a variety of activities are conducted to accommodate this.  Established times are a guide and represent average nightly completion times for an on-task student.  Consistent independent reading is important and is included in the times below.

    Kindergarten – 15 minutes

    1st grade – 20 minutes

    2nd grade – 30 minutes

    3rd grade – 45 minutes

    4th grade – 50 minutes

    5th grade – 50 minutes