Noddin Elementary believes children need time and opportunity to explore other interests and spend time with family after school. Many studies show that homework at the elementary level provides little educational benefit and could even lead to negative feelings toward learning and school. Time gained from not having homework can be spent reading, participating in extra-curricular activities and programs, playing outdoors, having dinner as a family, and allow for an earlier bedtime. As such, Noddin teachers assign minimal to no homework. Teachers won’t be providing additional homework upon request, but can point parents to materials and websites if desired.