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Homework

Last updated on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Families are an important part of homework. Research has shown that students do better in school when parents are involved in their child’s education. A positive attitude toward homework will be very beneficial for your child. The amount of time a student spends on homework depends on the student’s needs, age and grade, subject, tests and project due dates.

Teachers follow the suggested guidelines of 5 to 10 minutes per grade per night as a general rule. At times this may vary from individual to individual, or at various times within a school year. Parents who are concerned that their children are regularly spending more time than in the chart below should contact the teacher to discuss the situation.

Grade Most Evenings (Excluding Friday and Weekends)
JK-Grade 1 5-10 minutes per night including home reading to a maximum of 30 minutes per week.
Grade 2-3 5-30 minutes per night including home reading to a maximum of 60 minutes per week.
Grade 4-6 20-60 minutes per night to a maximum of 180 minutes per week by grade 6.

 

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