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How to assist with homework:

  • Provide a regular time to do homework and have a quiet area with the TV off.
  • Check your child’s homework folder each night.
  • Make sure they have the materials they need, i.e. pencil, books, and paper.
  • If you have concerns about the work, contact the teacher and set up a conference by phone or email.
  • Be sure to let the teacher know if your child has trouble completing work.

In the primary grades:

  • Read with your child every day.
  • Ask your child questions about the story such as: who are the characters, problems/solutions, where does the story take place and why did the author write the story?
  • Have your child explain to you what they are supposed to do on their homework
  • Help your child with the directions if they don’t understand them.

In the intermediate grades:

  • Set a 30 minute time for your child to read each day.
  • Find an older child or relative who can assist with schoolwork when you are not home.
  • Check to see if your child has completed work before bedtime.
  • Help your child plan their schedule so it will not interfere with their homework.