The major purposes of homework are to reinforce the classroom curriculum, enrich and extend the school experience, offer an opportunity for creativity, and develop responsibility. Homework is assigned according to the students' needs for skills previously presented, to reinforce and provide practice. Homework assignments will be written down by the teacher or copied by the student. The time parameters below are average times. All children do not work at the same pace.
Average Homework Times
Kindergarten Based on students' needs +20 minutes of reading (either by parent or student)
1st Grade 15 minutes per night +20 minutes of reading
2nd Grade 20 minutes per night +30 minutes of reading
3rd Grade 30 minutes per night +30 minutes of reading
4th Grade 40 minutes per night +30 minutes of reading
5th Grade 50 minutes per night +30 minutes of reading
Special area teachers assigning homework (AIG, CCR, etc) will confer with the classroom teachers to ensure that time parameters are not exceeded. Homework will be evaluated through class discussions, corrections, testing, and for monitoring progress in the specific subject area.