Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary

B.F. Day

Homework Policy

B. F. Day Homework Policy

Kindergarten to 3rd Grade Students

In lieu of formal homework, teachers ask that Kindergarten to 3rd grade students:

  • read 20-30 minutes each evening
  • spend time with their families
  • play
  • engage in learning in self-directed ways

Teachers may offer optional enrichment projects.

4th and 5th Grade Students

In 4th and 5th grade, teachers ask students to:

  • Read for 30 minutes per night, sometimes with written reflection.
  • Complete weekly writing conventions homework.
  • Complete a math packet per week. Students receive math packets on Monday and return them on Friday. Math packets are a review of work learned the previous week.
  • Self-assess expository writing in science and share expository writing with a trusted adult at home on a weekly basis.