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Homework

Homework Points

Research

  • While overall homework at the elementary level has not shown a strong correlation to student achievement, it has been proven to help students with organization, responsibility, and preparation for middle school where there is a stronger link to positive achievement. Math homework has shown a correlation when the assignments include deeper learning and authentic tasks reflective of current learning.

Reading Homework

  • Students read nightly. Grade 1 10 Minutes; Grade 2-3 20 minutes; Grades 4-5 30 minutes
  • Read alone, read with someone, read to someone, have someone read aloud to you or any combination of these.

Math Homework

  • Fewer, deeper problems
  • Assigned in reflection of daily learning
  • Connection between rote memorization and authentic learning

Time Frame Per Grade Level (for assignments in addition to Reading)

  • No specific time limits as time may vary according to task/student.
  • If student is attentive to task and not successful after ___ minutes, student should stop. Parent should write note to teacher indicating this. (Suggested time spans per night: Grade 1 10 minutes; Grades 2-3 15 minutes; Grades 4-5 20 minutes)

Communication

  • Communication tool between teachers and parents
  • Please contact your child’s teacher if s/he is struggling with homework or if you have questions about the assignment.

Kindergarten

  • Homework is not a requirement at the Kindergarten Level. Parents are encouraged to read daily to (or with) their child. Children at this grade level learn through play and relationships. Teachers may choose to send optional activities to share some of the concepts and learning that is taking place in their classroom but these activities are optional.

Updated August 2018

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