Homework is an integral part of the academic program. Homework reinforces skills, fosters creativity, involves parents in the educational program of their child, and teaches responsibility. Homework assignments vary according to the grade level, the needs of the student, and the content area. Upper grade students (3rd-5th) will record homework assignments daily or weekly in this Reminder Binder. All kindergarten through fifth grade students are required to read or listen to an adult read to them for 20-30 minutes each night. In addition, students will be assigned other homework (generally Monday-Thursday) based on the following guidelines:

Kindergarten 10 minutes/night Third Grade: 40 minutes/night

First Grade: 20 minutes/night Fourth Grade: 50 minutes/night

Second Grade: 30 minutes/night Fifth Grade: 60 minutes/night

Listed below are several things parents can do to help students:

Establish a quiet environment and regular time for homework each day.

Provide the necessary supplies, such as pencils, paper, dictionary, crayons, etc.

Encourage your child to do the best work possible. Offer praise for a job well done.

Show interest by asking questions such as, “What is the assignment about?”

Offer to help with instructions or answer questions.

Check that assignments are complete and neatly done, and then initial the binder.

Establish consequences for not completing homework (limit playtime, games, or TV).