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Homework is an important part of every student’s education.  Practicing what they have learned at school at home reinforces the skills, and helps them remember the information better and enjoy more success.

HWDSB homework guidelines is approximately 10 min of homework per grade.

e.g., grade 1 = 10 min, grade 2 = 20 min etc.

Homework also provides valuable skills students need to succeed both in school and in the world of work, including:

  • Self-discipline
  • Self-confidence
  • Commitment to tasks; Initiative
  • Organization and time management skills; and
  • Responsibility

For younger students, it’s important for them to see that learning happens in a variety of settings, not just at school.

Homework in the early grades promotes good attitudes and study habits and has a long-term effect you’ll see when your child moves into higher grades.

What can it look like?

If there is no work that came home, it can be reading by, with or to your child. Playing games together that reinforce math skills and love of learning!

Resources

Homework Help is a free mathematics tutoring online program. It features real-time tutoring with Ontario teachers using interactive tools Sunday to Thursday nights from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Homework Helpers

Hamilton Public Library Learningpage.com Science Net The Canadian Encyclopedia Grolier Online
IPL KidsClick! The Math Forum World Atlas Math League
Enchanted Learning Brian Pop Learn to Read Kids Health for Kids

Resources

www.todaysparent.com This is the site for the magazine of the same name
www.eqao.com This is the site for the Education Quality and Accountability Office which explains EQAO testing and the historic scores for all schools.
www.edu.gov.on.ca Ontario Curriculum documents and Exemplars for Math and Language
www.linktolearning.com Linking parents to websites supporting the Ontario Curriculum K-8
www.readingonline.org A journal of K-12 practice and research published by the International Reading Association
www.reading.org International Reading Association
www.bullying.org Self-explanatory
www.realdiscipline.com Ron Morrish’s website on Real Discipline is very good and the list of “Tips of the Week” are great
www.canadian-health-network.ca Canadian Health Network (by Health Canada) — great stuff on issues related to Youth, Children, Teens
www.oqe.org Organization for Quality Education
familyfun.go.com/parenting Parenting & Self Esteem
www.kidshealth.org Wide variety of informative articles on all kinds of health and developmental issues
Updated on Friday, November 20, 2020.
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