The Calgary Board of Education makes recommendations about homework in policy. Assigning homework is up to the individual teacher, but students and parents are encouraged to set aside some regular time each evening for home study or recreational reading.
The nature and amount of home study recommended are as follows:
Division 1 (Grades 1 to 3)
Parents and teachers should encourage children to read each evening. No formal assignments should be made, but from 5-10 minutes of systematic study per night is recommended.
Division 2 (Grades 4 to 6)
Formal homework assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for students who need special attention or help. They should be within the 20 minute range.
Questions about homework should be directed firstly to your child’s teacher.