Presentation on theme: "Presented by Laura Hume & Karrie Musgrove. Help! Is your child frustrated with homework? Are you frustrated with your child’s homework? Help! Not sure."— Presentation transcript:
Help! Is your child frustrated with homework? Are you frustrated with your child’s homework? Help! Not sure how to help your child budget his or her time? Not sure how to help your child get organized? Help! Would you like some solutions for making homework a better learning experience for your child? Would you like information on resources to help your child with his or her homework?
Review & practice learned material Make that important school-to-home and home-to-school connection Teach students to work independently and encourage self-discipline and responsibility
What kind of homework do you usually assign? How long should homework take on most nights? Is homework graded? What is the point scale? Do you assign homework on the weekend? How much should I get involved with my child’s homework? Should I help my child complete his or her homework? Should I correct my child’s homework? How do I communicate with you if I have questions about my child’s homework? What happens if my child does not turn in his or her homework? Should I let you know if my child is struggling or taking longer than expected to complete his or her homework?
TO DO OR NOT TO DO?HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? Improves recall & understanding Helps develop study skills Teaches students that learning can take place anywhere Fosters responsibility & independence According to the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA): K-2: not to exceed 10-20 min. per day 3-6: study time 30-60 min. per day http://www.yic.gov/elementary/h omework.html
Establish a quiet place to work Kitchen table, bedroom, or elsewhere Remove distractions music, television, other siblings playing Establish a routine set a time each day have a snack prepared play time before or after?
Make a list of your family’s homework issues & problems Set up a homework study calendar Determine the basic materials needed to complete homework (grade-level) Put together a homework study box Clean out backpacks weekly Set up assignment folders Establish a place for your child’s book bag Assign a place for your child to put his or her homework to be signed
MATHREADING Do math together Share the responsibility Hands-on experiences Use real-life applications coupons, receipts, cooking, planning a party Ask for help! Your child’s teacher Tutoring or afterschool programs Rewards for reading Encouragement Read a book & a movie Reading is everywhere Car Road signs, billboards Store Grocery lists, receipts, signs, product labels Make reading a habit!
Your child’s teacherSchool library/media center School to Home connection materials by subject area