Homework Policy

Our Policy

The purpose for homework is to extend and reinforce learning and to develop a sense of self-discipline, personal responsibility and independent thinking. Children should be able to complete their homework assignments independently.

  • All students will be required to read every single night and document what they have read in their reading logs.
  • All students will be assigned reading and mathematics homework every night. Extended or research projects may be assigned periodically.
  • Homework should be done by the student independently. Parents should be checking to ensure that it is done.

The following guidelines will help you when planning your homework for the week:

Kindergarten

  • Reading (minimum): 15 - 20 minutes (reading independently or with their parents)
  • Writing: 5 - 10 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

1st Grade

  • Reading (minimum): 15 - 20 minutes (reading independently or with their parents during the beginning of the year), 20 minutes towards the end of the year
  • Writing: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

2nd Grade

  • Reading (minimum): 30 minutes
  • Writing: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

3rd Grade

  • Reading (minimum): 35 minutes
  • Writing: 15 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

4th Grade

  • Reading (minimum): 40 minutes
  • Writing: 20 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

5th Grade

  • Reading (minimum): 45 minutes
  • Writing: 25 minutes
  • Mathematics: 1 page (10 - 15 minutes)

***Other subject homework (Social Studies, word study, etc.) may be given. However, no more than 15 minutes should be allotted for it. Also, other subject homework must have a connection to the reading, writing, or mathematics homework given that evening.