Make Sure Your Child Has
- A quiet place to work with good light.
- A regular time each day for doing homework.
- Basic supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, markers, and ruler.
- Aids to good organization, such as an assignment calendar, book bag, and folders.
Questions To Ask Your Child
- What was your assignment today?
- When is it due?
- Do you need special resources (e.g., a trip to the library or access to a computer)?
- Do you need special supplies (e.g., graph paper or poster board)?
- Have you started today's assignment? Finished it?
- Is it a long term assignment (e.g., a term paper or science project)?
- For a major project, would it help to write out the steps or make a schedule?
- Would a practice test be useful?
Other Ways To Help
- Look over your child's homework, but don't do the work!
- Meet the teachers early in the year and find out about homework policy.
- Review and discuss with your child teacher comments on homework that has been returned.
- Contact the teacher if there's a homework problem or need you can't resolve.
- Congratulate your child on a job well done.