Homework extends and reinforces the work of the classroom teacher.
Desirable homework habits start at school with thorough instruction and clear assignments and are supported by
good study habits, e.g., beginning work promptly, having the necessary materials on hand, and working in a comfortable
atmosphere free from distractions.
Independence in obtaining information and in analyzing situations objectively is the goal. Parents may help a child by providing a similar home atmosphere for homework purposes. A definite time and place will help establish a routine. Parental encouragement is always welcome. Checking work for errors and constructive criticism is always useful.
However, at no time should a parent perform the work. Should there be any questions about homework assignments, a discussion between parent and teacher is recommended.
The amount of homework assigned should be gradually increased from
grade-to-grade. The following schedule is suggested as a guide, for the average student: appropriate adjustments should be made for the gifted as well as for the "underachieving " students.
Grades 1-3: 15 minutes to 30 minutes
Grades 4-5: 45 minutes to 60 minutes
NOTE: Principals or designee shall periodically monitor the amount
of homework assigned in order to insure the attainment of a balance among assignments and to prevent persistent
Teachers are aware that classes and individuals differ greatly in ability, study
habits, and attitudes. To the extent possible, these differences are recognized in assigning homework.
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