The purpose of homework is to establish habits of responsibility, develop independent work-study skills, and give parents/guardians insights into the skills and subjects being taught. Homework will usually be one of three types: an enrichment activity, a reinforcement activity of a skill taught in class, or independent reading/book sharing with a grown-up.
Homework will not be assigned over holidays or weekends and should take 15–60 minutes to complete depending on the grade level of the student. Older students may expect to spend more time completing homework. If a child is spending more time than this, please contact their teacher. Students in Grades 4–5 will receive additional information about homework as a student at Seneca.
Homework is for the student to do independently unless otherwise noted. Provide a time and a space, but please allow them to complete the work alone. We all learn from mistakes. It is suggested, however, that parents/guardians look at completed assignments. If a student is unable to complete the assignment with minimum adult direction, the student should bring the uncompleted assignment to school for additional teacher instruction.
If a child is absent due to illness or vacation, that student must complete all homework missed in a timely manner. Questions about homework should be directed to the classroom teacher.