The purpose of homework is to reinforce learning, make up missed
assignments and enrich the subject matter presented in class. When
homework is assigned to students, the expectation is that the homework
will be completed and returned to the teacher at the expected time. The
classroom teacher will establish specific requirements and procedures
for homework assignments. Every classroom at Barcelona Middle School
will have a standards-focused assignment appropriate to their grade
level, given Monday through Thursday. Homework may also include
"standing" assignments such as weekly spelling practice, reading in a
subject area, practicing math facts, etc.
These types of on-going assignments are important in developing self-directed study habits.
National studies and Alhambra District Policy IKB suggest the following
time allotments per day (these time allotments are just a suggestion
and will vary):
Grade 4 ~ 30 minutes;
Grade 5 ~ 45 mintues;
Grade 6 ~ 50 minutes;
Grades 7 & 8 ~ 60 - 90 minutes.
Homework Hotline 602-246-5000
The Homework Hotline is available through Title 1 to all students every
Monday through Thursday from the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Certified teachers are available to answer questions and to assist
students with homework assignments.