Homework at RPDS
Homework connects learning and responsibility; this connection fosters pride in one’s accomplishments.
At Riverside Presbyterian Day School, our teachers strive to assign homework that is purposeful towards supporting and reinforcing the children’s daily lessons. Homework builds essential traits which are valued in our graduates. We intend homework to be developmentally appropriate, varied and a necessary action towards academic success. Homework serves not only to contribute to a student’s academic progress but also to develop intrinsic responsibility for one’s learning.
Homework in the Early Learning Center
For young children their work is play. Therefore, in the Early Learning Center we recommend that parents read daily with their children and additionally that they encourage both outdoor and indoor play. Reading allows young children to explore, connect and experiment with the world around them. There are also times when classroom teachers will suggest directed activities, which support topical classroom learning. In these ways the homework for young children nurtures the joy of childhood through play, creativity and imagination.