What? No Homework?
On average, a student in middle school should have between 1 and 1-1/2 hours of homework each school night. Students at this level are responsible not only for the assignments given by teachers, but also for reviewing and studying the material covered in class.
No doubt there will be occasions where your child tells you that he or she has no homework. However not having homework doesn’t mean there is no reason to study. The biggest trouble spots for most of our students are multiplication, reading level, and vocabulary. A little extra effort in those areas goes a long way.
By middle school, students should have the basic multiplication chart (0-12) memorized. If your student still struggles, have him or her make flashcards and practice, practice, practice.
Each student in the Saint Paul Public Schools has been challenged to read 25 books each year. Although reading anything is better than reading nothing, students benefit most from reading material that offers some challenge and variety.