Homework is an important part of your child's education and development. Whether the work is done at school or at home student have to practice what is taught. Completing homework in a timely manner teaches students how to meet deadlines and be responsible. Below are some helpful homework guidelines:
- Stress to your child that homework is important!
- Set a regular time each day to do homework. It helps to work it into our busy schedules.
- Have all paper, pencils and books ready before you start.
- Check your child's assignment notebook. This is another way for you to know what is going on in the classroom.
- Study in a quiet place or with low music.
- Be available to answer questions for your child but remember you have already passed that grade. Let your child come up with the answers.
- Look over the homework after your child has finished to make sure theyhave filled in all answers.
- Even if there is not an assignment there is always something to do. Youyour child could read a book together. You could research together on the internet a topic being covered in Science or Social Studies.
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Homework Tips for Parents!
- Set aside a daily quiet family time when each family member is engaged in quiet activities while your child does homework. Starting quiet time when children are young establishes the expectation for doing homework and gets them into the routine of studying.
- Establish a time and place where homework is to be done. Make sure the table or desk is in a well-lighted area and that needed materials such as paper, pencils, and crayons are available.
- Make sure your child understands all assignments. If needed, work through the first question or problem together. If your child does not understand an assignment and you are unable to help, have him or her call a friend or a homework hot line, if available, for help.
- For elementary children, check over the completed assignments. You may need to sign and date it.
- Each day ask whether there is any homework. Even when there isn't any, the simple act of asking conveys that you consider homework to be an important responsibility. If no specific homework is due, this is a golden opportunity to read together, write a story, take a walk, or just talk together.
- Don't forget to praise your child for homework efforts!
Homework Tips Websites:
Discovery Education: Free Student Resources
The Homework Spot
Kid Zone Homework Center
We would also like to make you aware of these other awesome parent websites:
Project Apple Seed
Family Involvement in Children's Education
Parental involvement is important to student success. Please take the time to read and view the information below. Thanks in advance for your help and support!
Our district web links provide the opportunity for students to practice specific skills tied to our classroom curriculum. Consider using them together!
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