Homework is an integral part of the educational process. It is an extension of the classroom instruction, giving students reinforcement in using what has been taught in the classroom. It allows students to develop self-confidence and self-discipline. Homework encourages students to work independently and to develop a sense of responsibility that will promote good study habits which will be useful throughout the student’s school career. Homework gives parents an opportunity to see what their child is doing in school and the progress that is being made.

Schoolwide reading will be assigned everyday during the school week. Students should read to their parents or be read to by their parents on a daily basis. Suggested time spent for reading is as follows:

  • Kindergarten - First     15 - 20 minutes
  • Second - Third     20 - 30 minutes
  • Fourth - Sixth     30 - 40 minutes

Teachers will assign their own homework guidelines to reflect the current course of study specific to their grade levels. Homework assignments will be designed for additional practice, enrichment, or as an extension of the school day. Homework assignments shall be interesting and motivating.

Types of homework may be:

  • a specific assignment (writing, math, spelling)
  • homework writing journal
  • class work needing completion
  • long-term project
  • research paper
  • Before a student is assigned an independent practice and application as homework, they shall first have had guided practice and application with supervision and feedback from their teacher..

Suggestions for parents:

  • show interest by asking your child what was learned in school today.
  • check homework to see if its correct and neatly done.
  • communicate regularly with the teacher to know your child’s progress.
  • encourage your child’s efforts with praise (frequently show you are proud).
  • have high expectations and let your child and the teacher know you believe your child is capable to do his/her very best.
  • read, read, read ---- model that you value reading by reading and visiting the library with your child. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!