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Homework Policy

Homework Policy


Why I assign homework:

            I believe homework is important because it is valuable for building responsibility and learning habits.  I give homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches accountability, and helps students develop positive habits. 


When homework will be assigned:

            Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights.  Assignments should never take students more than one hour to complete each night, not including studying for tests and working on projects.  I will give students at least one week’s notice to study for all tests.  Students need to read at least 20 minutes every night, five nights a week.  Students will write their homework in their agenda daily and it will also be posted on my website linked below:


Student’s homework responsibilities:

            I expect students to do their best job on homework.  I expect homework to be neat, not sloppy.  I expect students to do the work on their own and ask for help only after they have given it their best effort.    If you are finding that your child does not understand his or her homework, please write me a note explaining the problem. I can then provide additional support the following day.


Teacher’s homework responsibilities:

            I will check all homework for completion.  Because I strongly believe in the value supportive feedback plays in motivating children to develop good study habits, I will recognize students when they do their homework and offer incentives.


Parent’s homework responsibilities:

            Parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for their children.  Therefore, I ask that parents make homework a top priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily homework time, provide praise and support, not let children avoid doing homework, and contact me if they notice a problem.


If students do not complete homework:

            If students choose not to do their homework, they will be asked to sign the “Oops, I Forgot” binder.  This binder is a way to keep track of the amount of missing assignments within a term. Students are expected to turn in any missing assignments the very next day.  If students consistently choose not to do their homework, I will ask that parents begin checking and signing completed homework each night.  If homework becomes a major issue, I will request a conference including both parent/guardian and the student in hopes of resolving the problem.

            If there is a legitimate reason why a student is not able to finish homework, please send a note to me on the day the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed.  The note must be signed by the parent.

            Please read and discuss this homework policy with your child.


Thank you,

Ms. McCracken