• Homework Policy

    Mrs. Kennedy


    Why I assign homework:


    I believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students to make the most of their school experience.  Homework reinforces previously taught skills and prepares students for upcoming lessons.  Overall, homework teaches responsibility and helps students to develop positive study habits.


    When homework will be assigned:


    Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. All assignments are copied daily in a homework assignment book. Assignments should take student about 30 minutes to complete. This is not including the assigned reading of 30 minutes or more daily. This also does not include, studying for tests, finishing special projects or completing class work that may need additional time. Spelling tests will be given every Friday.  Math tests will be given after the completion of every math unit.  A pre-test will always be sent home the day before a math test is administered.



    Student’s homework responsibilities:


    I expect students to do their best job when completing homework.  I expect homework assignments to be copied and completed neatly.  I expect students to do the work assigned on their own and only to ask for help after they have given their best effort.  I require that all assignments are turned in on time.


    Teacher’s homework responsibilities:


    My assistant will check all homework.  This does not mean that a grade will be assigned just that it will be reviewed for completion.  If a student’s homework reflects a lack of understanding of a concept or skill I am informed and try to meet with that student or students for a skill review that same day.  Homework is not used for assessment purposes.






    Parent’s homework responsibilities:


    Parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for their children.  I am asking that parents make homework a top priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet work environment.  Also set a daily homework time and provide praise and support as appropriate. Parents are to sign or initial student’s homework assignment books each night upon completion of the assignment.  This reinforces that the value of homework is important to the parents as well.


    If students do not complete homework:


    If students choose not to complete and turn in their homework on time, they will loose a portion of their recess for the day for homework completion and in addition must give five Kennedy cards.  If homework is consistently forgotten or incomplete, parents will be notified.


    If there is a legitimate reason why a student is not able to finish homework, please send a note on the day the assignment is due.  The note must be signed by a parent.