Homework is an important part of the learning process in school. It is given primarily to extend and reinforce the classroom learning and to develop good work-study habits. The Madera staff has developed the following overall school plan for homework assignments, which suggests the total number of minutes per day allocated for each grade level. The responsibilities of teacher, student, and parent are also included. Please do not call for homework the first day of your child’s absence. If your child is too sick to be at school, he/she is probably too ill to complete homework. Should students be absent for more than a few days, the teacher will make every attempt to provide work.
Homework is normally assigned according to the following guidelines in terms of “total minutes per day” to complete. Special classroom projects requiring an extended period of time to complete will be included as part of the daily minutes. The time needed to complete a given homework assignment will be based on what could be expected of an average student. Some students may take longer to complete an assignment, while other students may finish more quickly.
The homework time allocations are:
Grade Level Total Minutes per Day
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade up to 30 minutes
4th Grade through 6th Grade up to 60 minutes
Please note that this does NOT include the student class requirement of independent reading that should be occurring each evening.