Homework Policy

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STEM Homework Policy

Let’s make an attempt to limit STEM Homework to 20 minutes a night.  There is no proof to support that spending an excess amount of time on homework is productive to student growth. We believe in the importance of spending time doing things that are proven to be productive to student growth; such as spending time together as a family, reading together, playing outside, and going to bed early.

Your child will be working with the Bridges “Workbook” books or “Home Connections” each week.  There may be two to three assignments each week that go home for homework.  The goal is to practice/ follow-up what has been done in class.  Some days students will have the opportunity to complete some of their assignments in school. Homework will be due the day after it is assigned (unless otherwise specified).

Please do not spend more than 20 minutes a night on a homework assignment.  If the assignment can not be done within 20 minutes, have your child bring in what they have completed within that time, and honest attempts will not be penalized. Incomplete assignments will be asked to be completed at a later date.  Homework assignments may look different for each student.

5th graders are asked to write down their homework in their agendas daily. This practice will promote independence in our students.

Establishing a good homework routine is beneficial to homework completion. Along with practice, and self-discipline, homework completion also teaches responsibility and independence.  Thank you very much for your involvement with your child’s education. 


 5th Grade STEM Teachers