Homework

 

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In the hope of fostering clear communication between home and school, and developing homework practices that enhance learning we are publishing our Homework Guidelines.

Purpose of Homework

  1. Homework is practice.
  2. Homework is meant to review concepts that have been previously taught. (spiral review)
  3. Homework builds automaticity through memorizing math facts and fluency through reading quantity.

Best Practices to foster a love of learning in your home.

  1. Read to your children everyday (Even if you have highschoolers!!!)
  2. Talk to your children at length.
  3. Be a model of a good reader (Books,ebooks,magazines,newspaper,online) andtalk about what you are reading with your children.
  4. Have a designated time and place to complete homework, free of distractions andreasonably quiet.
  5. Discuss homework and current learning with your children.

Given these purposes for homework and a solid support system at home, we have come up with the following guidelines for average amount of time homework should take in your household depending on the grade level. These guidelines are meant as an average amount of time, so some nights you may have slightly more or less depending on the specific tasks assigned. If you are consistently spending more time than is noted here, you should have a conversation with your child’s teacher to resolve the situation.

Grade

Minutes for Reading

Minutes for Other Homework

Total Time (minutes)

Kinder

20

10

30

1st

20

15

35

2nd

20

20

40

3rd

30

20

50

4th

30

30

60

5th

40

30

70

6th

40

40

80

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