MY CLASSROOM HOMEWORK POLICY Dear Parents and Family:
I have written this letter to answer any questions you may have regarding homework assigned in my classroom. Please read this letter, discuss it with your child, and return the bottom portion to school with your signature.
Why do I assign homework? I believe homework is important because it is a valuable tool in helping students make the most of their experience in school. Homework helps reinforce what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility and helps students develop positive study habits.
When will homework be assigned? Homework will be assigned every night Monday through Thursday (except holidays) for approximately 45-55 minutes--30-45 minutes on a written assignment and 10-15 minutes studying (multiplication tables, vocabulary words, day’s work, etc...) Students should read at least 20-30 minutes every night in a book of their choice.
What are my responsibilities? I will check all homework assignments and record them in my grade book. I will support good homework habits by giving praise and other incentives.
What are a parent’s homework responsibilities? Parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for their children. Therefore, I ask that you make homework a top priority at home. This can be achieved by;
1. providing necessary supplies (dictionary-availble on request from school-pencil, pen, paper, etc...)
2. a quiet homework environment (no TV or radio on while your child is doing school work)
3. proper lighting and a desk (or table ) to work on
4. a time set aside everyday when homework should be done
5. providing praise and support
6. not allowing your child to avoid doing homework
7. contact me if you notice a problem.
What will happen if students do not complete their homework assignments? If students choose not to do their homework, I will ask that parents begin checking and signing completed homework each night. If students still choose not to complete their homework, they also choose to lose certain privileges. After three homework assignments have not been turned in, or turned in incomplete, the parents will be contacted.
What about legitimate reasons for a student not completing a homework assignment? If there is a legitimate reason why a student is unable to finish the assignment, please send a note to me on the date the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed. The note must be signed by the parent.