Homework is one of the many learning activties in which students engage; its purposes should be to:
Extend leanring and/or provide practice in appyling concepts initially presented in the classroom.
Provide opportunities for independent work.
Strengthen concept and skill development.
Provide opportunities for enrichment.
Develop initiative, responsibility, self-direction and organizational skills.
WHAT STUDENTS CAN DO
Be aware of assignments and seek further explanation if needed.
Organize his/her time to work on assignments.
Turn assignments in on time.
Turn in assignments reflecting high standards of quality and completeness.
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
While the student should assume the major responsibility for completing homework assignments, parents are encouraged to take an active interest in the student's homework by:
Providing a study area that is quiet, comfortable and free of major disturbances.
Check your child's work for neatness and legibility.
A carefully planned program for homework assignments may be a very effective means of increasing the students learning. A well-planned program of homework activities provides another opportunity for the home and school to work together. It points up the vital role both have to play in the cooperative efforts to provide quality education for our students.