Your child will receive homework nightly. The purpose of this homework is to allow you to participate in your child’s education. During these formative years, you have the opportunity to help your child establish strong and consistent study habits. Please work on establishing a consistent time and place to complete homework. Have all of your child’s supplies in one place, so they will know where to go when they need something. These supplies should include pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors, glue, and small objects (beans, coins, etc.) to use as counters and perhaps a calculator for older students.
Take this time to talk to your child about what they learned in class that day and what they did in class. Discuss the homework they are doing by asking them what else they did with that concept in the classroom. This allows you to stay current on what is being taught in class, but more importantly to show your child you are truly interested in and value their education.
All homework should be a review of concepts taught in the classroom. The purpose of homework is to reinforce concepts. If your child is struggling with the homework, please write a note on the homework or contact the classroom teacher. If you would like, you can go ahead and complete the homework with your child, but please let the teacher know. This allows us the opportunity to work with your child on this concept. We can teach the concept in another way, provide more practice, or provide remediation.
The homework should not take you more than 10 – 15 minutes per grade level to complete each night. This does not include any reading logs you are asked to fill out for your child. If your child is taking longer than this each night, please contact the classroom teacher. As previously stated, we need to know this so we can adapt the homework and provide more practice/remediation in the classroom to help your child.