The purpose for a homework policy is to support and promote the efforts of teaching and learning in the school and at home. This policy is developed with the desire to:
- Reinforce concepts taught and learned in the classroom
- Encourage homework as an extension of the classroom work
- Prepare students for upcoming material
- Enhance communication between students, parents/guardians and staff
Homework is given five nights per week in grades 1-4
- 20 minutes of reading
- 20 minutes for an assignment connected to math or language arts, spelling, etc.
- 20 minutes reading
- 30 minutes of homework (may consist of reading, writing response or log, math, phonics (spelling, vocabulary, etc.)
- 30 minutes reading
- 45 minutes of homework (may consist of reading, writing response or log, math, phonics (spelling, vocabulary, etc.)
- 30 minutes reading
- 60 minutes of homework (may consist of reading, writing response or log, math, phonics (spelling, vocabulary, etc.)
- Carefully plan and organize homework assignments in accordance with time length guidelines.
- Assign homework consistent with the needs and abilities of students.
- Make clear to students at the time of the assignment the purposes of homework, the guidelines or rules, and the basis for evaluating the work performed.
- Monitor and check for student understanding of the assignment and skills necessary to successfully complete the homework.
- Review, acknowledge and return homework in a timely manner.
- Utilize homework to locate problems in student progress and to individualize instruction.
- Confer with parents regarding concerns as they arise.
- Work with other CORE teachers to develop a consistent pattern for homework expectations between and across grade levels, disciplines.
Expectations: Students from grades 1-4 are expected to complete all assigned homework, without exception. In addition to assigned homework, all students Must read every night to enhance his/her reading comprehension levels. Homework should be neat and legible; always show your work. Unless otherwise indicated, assigned homework is due at the beginning of class on the date it is due.
For additional information on how to help your child succeed with homework, please contact your child's teacher.