Homework reinforces, enriches and expands upon classroom learning and helps the child develop independent work habits. Parent’s interest and appreciation will reinforce their child’s positive attitude toward the value of homework. Homework assignments will range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the grade level. Although homework assignments are established by individual teachers, all students entering Columbus are required to complete a minimum of 30 minutes of homework nightly. As the children move through the grades, this requirement will increase.
Homework Notes To Parents And Students
All students in every grade need to know that their parents and significant adults in their lives are interested in their school work and progress. In addition, the key responsibility of a parent should be to encourage your child to have good study habits.
- Encourage a specific, but realistic schedule; set aside a daily time for homework, study or reading.
- Encourage and assist your child in selecting a room and area for homework in an appropriate setting and atmosphere with no distractions such as music, TV, or phone calls.
- Provide an uncluttered area on which to work.
- Provide bright light.
- Have a dictionary nearby.
- Encourage your child to rotate homework assignments so that the least favorite subject is not always done last.
- Encourage your child to plan ahead and set time and date schedules for assignments
- Encourage your child to question his/her teacher about work that he/she does not understand.
- Encourage your child to ask for extra help when needed.
- Ask your child about his/her homework. If assignments are not being brought home for long periods of time, call your child’s teacher to see if there has been a change in the homework schedule.
- Ask to review your child’s homework on a regular basis. Is
- it neat and is it done with care and attention? Is it readable?
- Ask your child for his/her tests. If you never see a test mark. contact his/her