|Goals For Homework|
|Student Responsibilities For Homework|
|What Parents Can Do|
Homework is an opportunity for students to practice and reinforce the skills they develop in class. The faculty at Jordan School will try, at all times, to make clear, concise and meaningful assignments, and to call the attention of the student or parent to incomplete assignments because of the student's absence. Homework will not be given as a penalty.
A special note for ELP students:
While students are attending their ELP classes, they are not required to make up classroom lessons IF they demonstrate mastery of missed work.
- Extending the regular school program and reinforcing what has been learned.
- Providing additional learning times or drills for the slower student so he/she can continue at the same pace as fellow classmates.
- Broadening horizons for the more able learner and providing opportunities for gaining new ideas through exposure to more sources of information.
- Developing within the student the ability to recognize and utilize home and community services.
- Keeping aware of curriculum.
- Allowing additional means of pupil evaluation.
- Providing experience in problem solving, critical thinking, development of self-discipline, and good study habits.
- Allowing learning experiences that can be undertaken independently.
- Listen carefully and record all homework assignments. Notebooks are helpful.
- Organize work in a notebook. Dividers and a weekly calendar are helpful.
- Confer with the teacher if assignments are not clear.
- Look over assignments before submitting. Check completeness as well as spelling and punctuation.
- Consult with the teacher to obtain any missed assignment due to absences. Make an appointment with the teacher to discuss anything you don't understand.
- Complete all work within the alotted time.
- Ask yourself, "How can I organize my work and how do I learn best?"
- Furnish a quiet, comfortable, and well-lighted area in which to work, with adequate space and working materials. Set a designated homework time.
- Encourage your children to complete assignments to the best of their abilities. Refrain from doing the child's homework, but do provide interest and guidance. Check neatness and completeness of assignments done at home.
- Call the school or write a note to the teacher to make arrangements to get homework for extended absences. Please allow 24 hours for the teacher to organize assignments and write out instructions for your child.
- Recognize that your child may not always have homework. Check with the teacher if you have reason to believe that your child is not bringing work home when he/she should.
- Keep the lines of communication open with the school. We must work together to guarantee your child's success.