Homework will be an important
extension of the activities and lessons taught in the classroom. It will
consist of meaningful assignments that reinforce what your child has learned.
It will also provide for practice of skills and application of principles that
students have learned and reviewed in the classroom.
The Office of Catholic Schools
requires each student to have a minimum of 45 - 60 minutes of homework per
night, Monday through Thursday. In addition to subject assignments, students
need to read for 20 minutes.
Actual time required to
complete assignments will vary with each student’s study habits and academic
skills. If your child is spending a large amount of time doing homework,
please contact me and we can discuss possible solutions.
1) Write down all homework
assignments in the "St. Timothy School Assignment Book."
2) Bring home
everything needed to complete homework assignments.
3) Set aside
a regular time for studying.
4) Find a
quiet, well-lit study area.
5) Work on
homework independently whenever possible, so that it reflects your own ability.
7) Make sure
assignments are done according to the instructions given, and they are
completed on time.
at least 20 minutes reading every night.
WAYS TO HELP
YOUR CHILD AT HOME:
1) Set a regular,
uninterrupted study time each day.
a quiet, well-lit area.
your child’s organizational skills.
4) Check to
make sure daily assignments are organized in his/her accordion folder.
should complete homework with the guidance of an adult. Help your child
work to find the answer, do not simply give him/her the answers.
supportive when your child gets frustrated with a difficult assignment.
teachers informed about any concerns.
8) Make sure
your child is reading every night.
the sixth grade are expected to complete all assignments to the best of their
ability. In order to prepare them for the upper grades and beyond, it is
critical for your child to learn accountability and to take pride in doing a
task well the first time. Students are given the tools and taught the skills
necessary to help them achieve this. It is the student's responsibility to
utilize these skills, to be organized, to study for tests, and to complete
miss homework because of an absence will receive the opportunity to make up
missed work. Students are given one calendar day for each day absent to turn
in their work.