Lady's Island Elementary Homework Policy
Why homework is assigned: We believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school. We give homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility and helps students develop positive learning habits.
When homework will be assigned: Homework may be assigned Monday through Thursday evenings. Assignments should take no more than 25 minutes in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Assignments should not take more than 45 minutes in 3rdthrough 4th grade. These time limits do not apply to studying for tests, working on long-term projects, or reading for leisure at home.
Student's homework responsibilities: We expect students to do their best on their homework. We expect homework to be neat. We expect students to do the work on their own and only ask for assistance after they have given it their best effort. We expect assignments to be turned in on time.
Teacher's homework responsibilities: Teachers will check all homework and return it in a timely manner. Because teachers believe in the value homework plays in developing good study habits, they will positively support, encourage, and offer helpful feedback when students do their homework.
Parent homework responsibilities: Parents play an important role in making homework a positive experience for their children. Therefore, we ask parents to make homework a top priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily homework time, provide praise and support, do not let children avoid homework. Parents should contact the teacher if they notice a problem or have questions or concerns.
If students do not complete homework: If students do not complete their homework, the teachers will talk to them to make sure they understand the assignment. The student may lose some of the privileges to complete the work. If a problem persists, the teacher will contact the parents to discuss possible solutions.
This policy will be shared with parents and students at the beginning of the school year. The homework policy is posted in classrooms.