The Goal of Homework The goals of homework are to reinforce skills learned in school and to give students practice in time management. Children record homework on a Homework Log each night.
Time for Homework Each child will vary in time spent on homework which includes at least 20 minutes of reading every night. If your child’s average time spent on homework is substantially more time than you deem appropriate, please contact me so we can work together to make adjustments.
Homework hints: ✧ Find a consistent place to complete homework ✧ Ensure a quiet, distraction-free location ✧ Develop a routine for emptying & filling the backpack each day ✧ Incorporate a break or snack before starting homework
What can parents do? You can help your child develop accountability and learn organization skills by…
Check the Orange Folder: Every day, your child should be bringing home their folder with their homework and other papers to take home. Please check your child’s homework folder for messages, and corrected papers (please TAKE THESE PAPER OUT). These folders should come back to school EVERYDAY.
Sign the Homework Log: Each night, your child will bring home a homework log that has their homework written for the day. You can help your child by checking if they have completed the assignment and making sure they read at least 20 minutes. Once they have completed all homework assignments, sign off in the “parent signature” box on the homework log. This ensures home-school communication.
How much should parents help? Homework belongs to the child. It is his/her responsibility to complete the work. If your child has questions, prompt them with: “Read the assignment again slowly.” “Try the first one on your own.”
Once your child has completed their homework, circle any incorrect work with a pen so the teacher knows what to help the student with. Have your child fix any mistakes you find.
If your child is unable to complete an assignment on their own, have your child write the teacher a note explaining the reason on the assignment (Dear Dr. Leonard, I didn’t understand this problem. From, Joe), This develops self-advocacy.
Homework is a review of the work your child has done in school. If the student cannot do the work, then I want to know so that I can help your child learn the concept at school.