Homework is an instructional practice that is well known to parents and teachers. The purposes for homework in the elementary grades include: developing study habits, fostering positive attitudes toward school, and communicating to students that learning takes work both at school and at home. The recommended amount of homework per night is ten minutes times the Grade Level.
Homework should be structured in such a way that all students can and do complete it successfully. Students and parents should know why the homework is being done. Most important, the amount of homework assigned in elementary school should NOT present a burden to either parents or students. We ask that you understand the purpose of homework at Grand Ridge and support our homework policy by:
- Establishing a consistent schedule and place for your child to complete homework.
- Encourage and prompt your child, however do not do the homework for your child. Research suggests that student learning is neutrally or sometimes negatively affected when parents complete their child’s homework.
- Although there might be exceptions, the minutes your child spends on homework should equal approximately 10 minutes times the grade level.
- When bedtime comes, please stop your child, even if he/she is not done with the homework assignment.