Homework Guidelines

Cipriani Elementary School has developed guidelines for a schoolwide homework policy in order to clarify general expectations for students, parents, and teachers. Each teacher will develop a classroom homework policy based on the following guidelines in the fall.

Homework is an important part of each child's educational program. It provides a means of teaching necessary skills of independent study and learning outside the classroom. It helps to promote good study habits and encourages students to share classroom experiences with parents.

Other reasons for homework:

The following time chart suggests a minimum amount of time children should spend on daily homework, Monday-Thursday:

Kindergarten: 10-15 minutes

Grades 1-3: 15-30 minutes

Grades 4-6: 40-60 minutes

Helpful Hints for Students

It is important to develop good study habits at school and at home.

Helpful Hints for Parents

Parents can support a child's interest in lifelong learning by providing an environment at home in which homework is a high priority: