Homework is an integral part of the educational program of the students at Brookvale Elementary School and will be assigned on a regular basis. Parent-supported homework should help students become self-directed self disciplined and independent learners, thus improving their immediate learning as well as their long-term academic achievement. The staff at Brookvale believes in the development of the whole child and the importance of extracurricular activities, play, and socialization. Homework prepares students for new material, reinforces academic learning, and expands upon classroom instruction. It creates new understanding, building a sense of responsibility in students for their own education, and informs/involves parents and guardians.
I. Timelines and procedures regarding review, correcting and return of homework:
· Students will independently work on assigned homework and be expected to return with the completed assignment/task the following school day. Teacher will review orally with the class the assignment/task while students self-correct or peer correct the homework.
II. Frequency of homework:
· Homework will be given 3-4 times per week on Monday Thursday.
III. Duration of minutes for homework:
· Fifth grade homework will be approximately 45-60 minutes per evening or 135 240 minutes per week. This includes independent reading.
IV. Type of homework opportunities:
· Standards based questioning/reasoning and thinking.
· Worksheets and study skills
· Project based assignments
V. Percentage of overall grade in which homework encompasses:
· Homework will encompass 10% of the students overall grade each trimester.
VI. Individual/ long term/major homework assignments:
· All About Me project
· Famous Person in American History project
· Astronomy project
· Heritage project
· Science Fair/ Young Author project
· State project
VII. Absence/makeup policy
· Students with excused absences are allotted the same number of days of the absence to complete work.
· Provisions for make-up homework due to student absence only.
Last Modified on September 16, 2011