• HOW TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS AT SCHOOL


     

                                                                                           

    HOMEWORK HELP FOR PARENTS

    ¨       Set the same time every night for doing homework:

                    Right after school or after a snack or after dinner

                    Don’t wait too late—your child will be too tired to do good work

    ¨       Provide a good place to study:

                    Solid flat surface for writing

                    Good lighting

                    Comfortable chair

                    Supplies (pencils, pens, paper)

                    Clock to help manage time

                    SMS Agenda

                    Books and notebooks from school

                    Provide glasses, if they’re needed

    ¨       Provide a quiet, uninterrupted time:

                    No TV

                    No phone

                    No siblings playing noisily nearby

                    Play quiet music (no words)

    ¨       Monitor your child’s homework:

                    Help by quizzing, prompting, and helping your child find answers.

                    Do not DO the assignments for your child.

                    Remind your child to stay on task

    ¨       Help your child manage their homework time:

                    Plan ahead what needs to be done

                    Study in 15-20 minute blocks

                    Take a 5  minute break between blocks

                    Study core subjects (English, reading, math, science, social studies) EVERY night

                    Stagger difficult tasks with easier tasks

    ¨       If your child doesn’t have homework, use the time to have your student:

                    Review old tests

                    Study class notes

                    Review reading assignments

                    Study vocabulary

                    Tell you aloud what was learned in class that day

                    READ, READ, READ!

    Keep homework time as positive

    as possible!

     

     

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on March 6, 2007