ST. MARK PARISH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
HOMEWORK

Homework assignments may be given at all grade levels and in all classes (example: music). The purpose of homework is to practice skills learned in class, to enhance concepts, and to develop self-discipline and organization skills.
 
The amount of time required for an individual to accomplish the assigned work will vary according to the ability, study habits, and learning style of each child. Individual teachers will determine particular homework requirements. The following is a range of time typically spent on homework on an average day:

Grades 1, 2, & 3 15-30 minutes
Grades 4 & 5 45-60 minutes
Grades 6, 7, & 8 60-90 minutes


Parents can support homework efforts by:

  1. Structuring a consistent time for homework.
  2. Providing the necessary materials, light, work space, and atmosphere for study.
  3. Offering help when needed, without doing the work for the child (example: reading directions).
  4. Maintaining communication with your child’s teacher if problems arise, reporting to the teacher if the child seems consistently overloaded with homework and being alert to consecutive days in a row when the child says he/she has no homework.

All students need to turn in homework on time. If an assignment is turned in late, points will be deducted from the final grade on the paper. All homework is posted on the school website.

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