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Ms. Dillon's homework plan

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 the following day. Teacher will review assignment orally with the class while students self-correct. NOTE: Homework and projects are due at 8:30 in the morning on the due date. Assignments dropped off after the start of school are considered LATE and may lose points.

II. Frequency of homework:

Monday Thursday weekly

III. Duration of minutes for homework:

45-60 minutes daily - 1/2 hour Math, and an additional ½ hour in any of the following as assigned: Reading, Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies. The time includes review of lessons, test preparation, and research.

IV. Type of homework opportunities:

  • Standard based questioning, reasoning, and thinking
  • Worksheets and study skills reviewing lesson(s) of the day
  • Project based assignments
  • Reading
  • Research

V. Percentage of grade in which homework encompasses:

10% of student's effort grade will include homework.

VI. Individual/ long term/major homework assignments:

  • Science research projects
  • Ancient Civilizations research projects
  • Monthly essays
  • Book Reports

VII. Absence/makeup policy:

Students with excused absences are allotted the same number of days of the absence to complete work. Work beyond those days will not be accepted.