School Comments By Pat Anderson Classroom Connections is an organization which links the national Middle School Association to middle level classrooms around the world. They have borrowed a checklist from the U.S. Department of Education which is designed to help parents help their child(ren) with homework.
I think there is some very good information that I would like to share.
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 a ruler
* aids to good organization such as an assignment calender, book bag and folders
Questions to ask your child
* What was your assignment today?
* Is the assignment clear?
* When is it due?
* Do you need special re-sources (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)?
Other ways to help
* Look over your child's homework, but don't do the work!
* Meet the teachers and find out about the homework policy.
* Review comments on returned homework and discuss them with your child.
* Contact the teacher if there is a homework problem.
* Congratulate your child on a job well done.