Homework Helper

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My goal is to have every child feel successful in their learning. You can help put more value in your child's learning:

  • Read at least 20 minutes nightly. The material should be easy (read with 98% accuracy).
  • Integrate math with everyday activities: let kids measure, count money, read and follow recipes, follow directions to build something.
  • Practice basic facts according to what your child needs to learn. 
  • Explore science with everyday items (see the link to Science Bob for ideas).
  • Take your child places and have conversations with them. This helps build background knowledge and understanding.

Homework can help children develop good habits and attitudes. It can teach children to work independently, encourage self-discipline and to manage time and meet deadlines. Completing homework (whether it's nightly reading or a math practice) helps children learn to be responsible and gives them a sense of control and accomplishment.  Outside activities, such as sports or music lessons, may mean that they need a flexible schedule in order to balance commitments. 

Homework Thinko is a great way to practice the skills we have been working on in class. Students that complete "BLACKOUT" earn a special reward! The boxes should be dated as activities are completed during the month. Work should be numbered and organized. A parent/guardian signature at the bottom verifies the learner did the work. Return it to class at the end of the month.

I review all homework and work with students that have errors or misunderstandings. A plus (+) means the work is exemplary.  A check ( √ ) means it is satisfactory.  A minus ( - ) means that are were significant errors or misunderstandings (I use these same markings in class too).