Homework Checklist

 

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.