The amount of student homework at CCS varies from grade to grade. At the 1-6 level, daily assignments are usually given in reading, mathematics, and language arts, with class time allowed for student to begin their assignments under teacher direction. In general, whatever is not completed at school is homework. In addition, there are a number of instances when students need to bring work home. For example, quizzes and test and are administered regularly and this requires study time at home. Reports and special projects normally require time outside of the classroom, and these are also designated as homework.
Homework is a tool to help children develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, and to provide skills practice. Homework becomes a more structured beginning in grade 4, so that by grade 5, the student is expected to assume a major part of his responsibility for knowing what the assignments are and for completing them on time. At the Elementary level twenty-five minutes to an hour should be set aside each night. This may vary with each student, but represents a good guideline to follow. The individual teachers can answer further questions regarding homework.
MAXIMUM Homework Time Allotted by Grade:
Kindergarten 10 Minutes Homework – and – 15 Minutes of Parent Reading to Student
First Grade 15 Minutes Homework – and – 15 Minutes of Parent Reading to Student
Second Grade 20 Minutes Homework – and – 20 Minutes of Student Reading
Third Grade 30 Minutes Homework – and – 20 Minutes of Student Reading
Fourth-Sixth Grade 45-60 Minutes Homework – and – 20 Minutes of Student Reading
To check on homework assignments you can click on this homework link: http://www.christian-schoolhouse.com/cgi-bin/ewebed50/htmlschoolhomework.cgi?&config=tmp/.tmp_&nos=Elementary&
Regular daily homework will not normally be assigned over the weekend or over holidays, vacation periods or evening of field trips. Light or occasional special projects may be assigned on weekends.
A Homework Assignment Sheet should be used.
Also, homework will be minimal on weeknights when church youth groups typically meet.
SCHEDULED TESTING: 1st – 6th Standard Achievement Testing (SAT) administered in the spring of each school year.