Research shows that the time spent on homework directly affects one’s achievement. It also teaches responsibility. When completing homework, students learn to plan and to manage their time. In addition, the homework assigned each day lets parents know what is being learned in school. Parent support is an important factor in a child’s success.
The assignment of daily homework is a policy of both the Bonita Unified School District and La Verne Heights Elementary School. Below is the average homework schedule adopted by the Bonita Unified School District. Schedules may vary slightly from teacher to teacher, student to student, and assignment to assignment.
Grade K - an average of 10 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Grade 1 - an average of 15 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Grade 2 - an average of 20 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Grade 3 - an average of 30 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Grade 4 - an average of 40 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Grade 5 - an average of 50 minutes per day, 4 days per week
In addition to regular homework, students are expected to read outside of school on a daily basis. The reading should be a balance between self-selected readings and teacher assigned readings. Teachers may provide guidance to the selection of reading material to ensure that students are reading a good representation of grade level appropriate narrative and expository materials. The following are suggested guidelines for accomplishing this goal.