Student Handbook - Homework Guidelines
The following guidelines and suggestions have been developed to enhance your child's learning. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
- Although there might be exceptions, expect your child to spend on homework the amount of minutes equal to 10 times his/her grade level. For example, a 2nd grader would spend 20 minutes, a 3rd grader 30 minutes, and so on. If your child is consistently not able to do the homework in this timeframe, please contact your child's teacher.
- Remember that the daily reading and math facts practice your child does at home are not included in the timeframes listed above.
- Establish a consistent organized place for homework to be done.
- Help your child establish a consistent schedule for completing homework or help him/her create a schedule each Sunday night that reflects that particular week's activities.
- Review/check your child's assignment notebook with him/her every day.
- Encourage, motivate, and prompt, but do not sit down and do the homework for your child. The purpose of the homework is for your child to practice and use what he/she has learned. If your child is consistently not able to do the homework alone, please contact your child's teacher.
- If your child is practicing a skill, ask which steps are easy for him/her, which are difficult, or how he/she is going to improve. If a project is assigned, ask your child what knowledge he/she is applying in the project. If your child is consistently unable to talk about the knowledge he/she is using, please contact your child's teacher.