• Homework Guidelines

    Lakeville Elementary School

    Grade 1


    Why Homework is Assigned:

    • Reinforces and/or extends skills and material that have been taught in class

    • Helps students develop independence, responsibility, and effective study habits

    • Stimulates and fosters critical and creative thinking

    • Serves as a communication link between school and home


    When Homework Will Be Assigned:

    • Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday.

    • Long term assignments or projects may span through the week and may be worked on over weekends and vacations.

    • Assignments include math and language arts.

    • Fifteen minutes of reading each evening is required.

    • Homework is not assigned over weekends or during school vacations.


    Student’s Homework Responsibilities:

    • Students are expected to understand that homework is an important part of their routine at home.

    • Students should set aside a time and place to complete homework.

    • Students are expected to complete homework each evening and develop a system to make sure the assigned work is returned the following day.

    • Students are expected to complete assignments and fifteen minutes of reading each evening.

    • Work should be completed neatly and carefully.

    • If a student encounters difficulty with an assignment, he/she is expected to seek help from an adult.


    Parent’s Homework Responsibilities:

    • Parents are expected to provide a time, place and materials for their child to complete the homework.

    • Parents are expected to monitor their child’s progress on assignments and review the assignments to be sure they are completed neatly and carefully.

    • Parents are expected to offer assistance when their child is experiencing difficulty with homework assignments.

    • Parents are encouraged to send a note if an assignment is especially difficult.


    Teacher’s Homework Responsibilities:

    • Your child’s teacher will assign homework in addition to fifteen minutes of reading.

    • Long-term assignments such as projects will be assigned periodically.

    • The teacher will check all homework in a timely fashion and provide feedback.

    • The teacher will review/reteach any areas of noted difficulty.


    If Students Do Not Hand in Properly Completed Homework:

    • The teacher will speak with the child and handle each case on an individual basis.

    • The teacher may do one or more of the following:

      • A note may be sent home.

      • The teacher may call the parents.

      • Children may be expected to complete the assignment in school, on their own time.

      • The assignment may be sent home again to be completed, the following evening.

    • Assignments may be modified at the teacher’s discretion.