Purpose of Homework
- Is an important part of a student’s learning experience
- Is an extension of class work and relevant to the curriculum.
- Promotes academic growth and responsibility.
- Fosters creativity through independent study.
- Aids in developing good work and study habits.
- Is defined as written or non-written tasks to be completed outside the classroom.
- Includes studying and follow-up work to be done at home.
- Should encourage students to develop the mental discipline that will make studying more satisfying and more meaningful.
- Provides enriching opportunities.
- Will finally strengthen skills already taught.
Each teacher determines the purpose of each homework, how much homework to give and what kind of homework to give.
KINDS OF HOMEWORK
- Preparation Homework – given to prepare a student for coming lessons
- Practice Homework – given to reinforce lessons already taught in class
- Creative Homework – given to provide challenging learning opportunities.
- Given with sufficient explanation so student will know what she is expected to do.
- Not given as a punishment.
- Carefully planned and Evaluated by the teacher.
- Meaningful and given in every subject.
- Expected back by all teachers and should be given in on its due date.
Students should expect 15 minutes of homework per subject.
Some students may need more time and some less to finish each homework.
- Respond to school’s request for support for homework.
- Expect daily Homework and insist that their daughter completes it regularly.
- Provide a suitable study atmosphere that is quiet, well-lit and supervised.
- Maintain the home / school connection through calls, parents’ days and contact with school teachers when necessary.
- Show interest in the homework being done but do not work for their daughter.
- Take part in their daughter’s learning by providing other enriching experiences.
- Encourage pleasure reading and try to read with their daughter.
- Make a special time each day for homework supervision.
- Encourage their daughter to look at newspapers, magazines and books.
- Check to see that the homework is done and signed if asked for.