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Homework Policy

Kavod believes it is important for the family to support and encourage the learning process, but that the learning process should primarily occur in the classroom.  As the reading is the only aspect of “homework” that has proven to increase academic skills, Kavod focuses on asking parents to have structured reading time at home in the evening.

Beyond reading at home Kavod does not implement traditional homework. In grades K-2 Kavod has home review and in grade 3-5 Kavod has home practice.  The purpose of this is for students to engage their parents in what they are learning at school and to set up a routine/structure at home to prepare them for middle and high school.

Children are not required to complete home review or home practice and are not penalized for not completing work at home.  Teachers may provide incentives for the reading logs at their discretion.

Students should not be struggling to complete any work at home. No new concepts will be introduced to students during home review.

If parents want more homework, resources can be found on the teachers’ websites. Additionally, if teachers feel supplemental work at home can assist any particular student they will work one-on-one with that child’s family to provide differentiated material. 

Nightly Reading Expectation

  • Kindergarten & First Grade:  10-15 minutes
  • Second Grade: 15-20 minutes
  • Third -Fifth Grade: 20-30 minutes

Home Review Grades K-2  & Home Practice Grades 3-5

The purpose of Home Review is to engages the parents in what is going on at school and the value of Home Practice is primarily in the set up of an independent evening routine.

On average the review for grades K-2 should take students less than 15 minutes and practice for grade 3-5 should take no longer than 20 minutes. Students are not expected to learn any new material at home; any work completed will be a review of the broad concepts presented at school. If a student has a challenge with the material that comes home or the material is taking considerably longer than anticipated, parents should indicate these challenges to the teacher.

Kavod focuses on growth mindset and we ask parent to not provide answers to students at home, but rather encourage them to give it a try.

Conversation Starters 

On a weekly basis, teachers will provide parents with talking points on what the students are learning each week to aid parents in a review conversation with the students.