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Homework Policy

Broadview-Thomson Homework Policy

Homework is assigned either to reinforce and/or practice skills that have been learned or taught throughout the school day, or to complete task and/or projects that were begun in class. Homework can also be used to build background knowledge and introduce a skill/concept to be used in future lessons. Homework is often a perfect opportunity to differentiate to usher in success for all. 

The weekday guidelines for homework are based on grade level.  Please note these are averages for the whole school year. There may be nights/evenings/weeks where students spend more time due to a project, etc…

Grade LevelRecommended Minutes of Reading Per NightRecommended Amount of Homework Per Night
Kindergarten 20 0 minutes
1st Grade 20 5 minutes
2nd Grade 20 10 minutes
3rd Grade 25 10 – 15 minutes
4th Grade 30 10 – 20 minutes
5th Grade 30 10 – 20 minutes
6th Grade 30 30 – 60 minutes
7th Grade 30 30 – 60 minutes
8th Grade 30 30 – 60 minutes

 Teacher Responsibilities:

  • To provide meaningful homework assignments that students can complete independently. 
  • To clearly communicate homework directions and expectations. 
  • To monitor the amount of homework assigned so that it corresponds to school guidelines.
  • To provide feedback on homework in a timely manner

Student Responsibilities: 

  • To assume responsibility for completing homework independently and to the best of the student’s ability.
  • To make sure to understand homework assignments by listening to directions, asking questions when something is unclear, and carefully reading instructions.
  • To gather all necessary materials to complete assignments before leaving the classroom, and return homework assignments to school on time.
  • To ask for help if they are having difficulty with the homework assigned.

Family Responsibilities:

  • To provide a consistent routine and environment that is conducive to completing homework. Provide limits/guidelines on “screen time.”
  • To ensure that the student receives the educational benefit from the assignment by encouraging independence, offering assistance and answering questions as needed without influencing the result.
  • To notify the teacher if the homework is creating a problem at home.