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:
- Commitment to tasks; Initiative
- Organization and time management skills; and
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!
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.
|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.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|