Helping Your Child With Homework
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  • 1. Helping Your Child with Homework Source: US Dept of Education Presented by: Scott Mayes Fifth Grade Teacher Huntington Elementary
  • 2.
    • “ Helping your child with homework is an opportunity to improve your child’s chances of doing well in school and life.”
    • -US Dept of Education
  • 3. Average Test Scores with and without Completed Homework Assignments in Our Fifth Grade Class
  • 4. The Basics
    • Why Do Teachers Assign Homework?
    • Does Homework Help Children Learn?
    • What’s the Right Amount of Homework?
  • 5. How to Help:Show that you think Education is Important
    • Set a Regular Time
    • Pick a Place
    • Remove Distractions
    • Provide Supplies
    • Set a Good Example
    • Be Interested and Interesting
  • 6. How to Help: Monitor Assignments
    • Ask about the School’s Homework Policy
    • Be Available
    • Look over Completed Assignments
    • Monitor Time Spent Viewing TV and Video Games
  • 7. How to Help: Provide Guidance
    • Help Your Child Get Organized
    • Encourage Good Study Habits
    • Talk about the Assignments
    • Watch for Frustration
    • Give Praise
  • 8. How to Help: Talk with Teachers to Resolve Problems
    • Tell the Teacher about Your Concerns
    • Work with the Teacher