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HOMEWORK & STUDY HABITS

Helping Provide Academic Excellence and Success

 

Homework is assigned at the discretion of the teacher.  It is not "busy work," but rather a reinforcement or extension of the classroom activity. The teacher utilizers homework assignments to check the level of mastery for each student and to target those students who may need extra help.  Homework is not only written work, but also studying and reading.

 

The amount of time needed for homework depends on the needs of the individual student. 

The following, however, is a typical time frame:

 

Kindergarten - Approximately 10-20 minutes

Grades 1 & 2 - Approximately 20-30 minutes

Grades 3 & 4 - Approximately 30-40 minutes

Grades 5 & 6 - Approximately 40-60 minutes

Grades 7 & 8 - Approximately 60-90 minutes

 

Some students will take longer to do their homework than others.  Some students will need more adult assistance than others.  All students, however, need some parental involvement to develop effective home-study skills.  As the student grows and matures, they should be able to do more and more on their own.

 

It is impossible to over-emphasize the impostance of developing good study habits.  Success in school depends on the effective use of one's time.

 

A Serious Student :

Finds a quiet place to study - no electronic distractions

Goes to a quiet place regularly - not just to cram

Arranges homework from the most difficult to the easiest of subjects; has a dictionary and uses it frequently

Re-reads paragraphs that are difficult to understand

Learns to outline the main topics of longer passages

Proofreads everything he/she writes

Writes legibly so time is not wasted in reading what was written

Is attentive in class and ask questions

Asks for help after school when necessary

Does homework immediately after school or at home after a short break

Keeps physically fit - eats balanced, nutritious meals, gets sufficient regular sleep, and does adequate exercise

Keeps a balance between homework and extracurricular activities

 

Students are responsible for bringing home books and papers necessary to complete assignments.  If homework is not completed on the day it is due, the child will still be required to complete the assignment. Furthermore, the grade given for the assignment may reflect a penalty.

 

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