Parent Letter #5 - Homework

posted Apr 6, 2011, 10:09 AM by Felicia Ippolito   [ updated Apr 6, 2011, 10:12 AM ]

September 2010

 

Dear Parents:

                                   

Homework has always been recognized as an important medium to foster the academic achievement of students and to extend school activities into the home and community. Homework assignments will be given on a daily basis, including Fridays, in accordance with minimum time allotments.

 

Homework assignments serve to:

  • Review work taught in class
  • Increase the time spent on academic tasks
  • Enhance the type of learning and activities taking place in the classroom
  • Help to prepare students for next day’s class participation and to reorganize material studied
  • Give students an opportunity to evaluate his/her knowledge and to request help if necessary

 

Students should be helped to understand their responsibility for homework.  Students should:

  • Do the work to the best of their ability, with a minimum of help.
  • Budget sufficient time each school day for homework.
  • Keep a written record of all assignments. 
  • Assume responsibility for getting and doing homework assignments missed because of lateness or absence.

 

Frequency and Quantity

 

  • Suggested minimum time allotments for homework are as follows:

 

MINIMUM TIME ALLOTMENTS

GRADE

FREQUENCY

MINIMUM DAILY TOTAL

K-1

Daily

15 - 30 minutes

2-3

Daily

30 - 45 minutes

4-5

Daily

45 - 60 minutes

 

In addition, each child in Grades K-5 is required to read at their independent reading level each night and maintain a reading log (25 Book Campaign).  More information on the 25 Book Campaign will follow.  Parents’ participation is a vital part of a quality education and your efforts to encourage reading each night for a minimum of 10-20 minutes will provide your child with the time to practice reading strategies at home and to establish a love of reading.

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

M. Biondollilo

Principal

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