Homework is part of the learning process, helping to teach self-discipline and responsibility. At Woodlawn, homework is meant to reinforce what is learned in the classroom and is not given as busywork. We hope parents take an interest in what their child is learning in school and act as a resource and guide as they help students search out answers but not provide the answers. Homework in lower school is developmentally appropriate and should not take long to complete. In third through fifth grade, students can expect more homework than in the primary years, but if your child is spending an unreasonable amount of time on homework each night, please contact the teacher to discuss strategies to help your child manage their work.