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.|