My Child Tells Me There's No Homework Tonight, Is That Correct? (click on the title to read more)
I believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their learning experience in school.
I give homework to reinforce, supplement, extend and/or review a particular area or subject.
Homework also prepares students for upcoming lessons and tests, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop good study habits.
Students will be required to do homework daily, including many/most weekends. In addition, your child should be reading for approximately 30 minutes every night. This reading could be from their library book, their science/social studies/reading homework, a magazine, a newspaper, etc.
With all homework, I expect students to work on their own, asking for help only after they have given it their best effort. If your child is having difficulty often or is spending too much time completing assignments, please let me know.
Please do not do the homework for your child. I would rather have the student give it their best effort because it can be very embarrassing for him/her when they are unable to explain what they did during an oral discussion. However, if homework is a way of spending quality time with your child, we encourage this as long as your child is doing the work. Feel free to ask your child to summarize their day and to see any homework assigned to them.