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Homework Policy


At Brier, in all grades (K-6), our homework consists of reading and math. We expect that students in grades kindergarten through third grade read for 20 minutes (at least) every night for a minimum total of 100 minutes per week. In grades, fourth through sixth, we expect that students read for 30 minutes (at least) every night for a minimum total of 150 minutes per week. This may include independent reading of "just right books" being read to, shared reading, choral reading, etc. We also expect that math homework comes home daily and is completed nightly and returned to school the following day.

Unfinished work that is not completed here at school within your student's classroom may also come home throughout the school year. If unfinished work becomes a regular occurrence, communication with our staff is very important.

We believe that the value of homework comes from the connection made between home and school. Homework that is given is a continuation of the learning taking place daily in the classroom. We would ask that your child practice this homework independently and apply what he or she has learned in class. During this time, it is beneficial to ask your student about what he or she is learning, ask he/she to communicate his/her thinking as work is completed and show your interest in the learning taking place. It is always important to coach and support your child with homework as well as encourage him or her to work independently.

Finding a comfortable, well lit, quiet space to complete homework is a great way to provide your son or daughter with an effective setting for completing his or her homework. Also, finding a regular, consistent time to complete homework will also help homework to become a nightly routine. We thank you for your support of our homework policy and for the care and encouragement you share with your son/daughter through the never ending learning process.

Last Modified on June 21, 2012

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