At Geneseo Elementary We Believe…...
Homework can provide opportunities for peer and adult involvement, but should also be work that a child can successfully complete on their own.
Homework is one of many ways to develop & support time management skills and responsibility
Homework should have reasonable deadlines to support a family’s busy schedule
If a student needs extra support in completing their homework, the school will work with the student to support him/her.
Homework is differentiated based on age and academic needs. Homework should increase gradually in the amount of time required as a student progresses through the grades. Guidelines suggest no more than 10 min increase per grade level starting at 1st grade. (ie: 1st grade 10 min, 2nd grade 20 min, etc)
Homework can be in a variety of formats and provide a variety of choices. (ie: games, choice charts, online resources). It should be linked to learning or skills that are being taught in the classroom.