Set up a scheduled time for homework Monday through Thursday. Factor in after-school activities.
Find a nice, quiet well-lit place for maximum concentration and effort.
Keep tools to help with the homework (pencils, erasers, paper, handwriting charts, etc.) nearby.
Talk positively about homework. Treat it as a responsibility VS a chore.
You may need to read the directions and get your child started with an example.
Then, let your child work independently.
Check in periodically.
If your child makes some mistakes, please don’t correct. I need to see areas that may need reteaching or reinforcing.
If your child is making a lot of mistakes due to what you believe is a misperception about something, please feel free to correct that misperception, but let me know that you have done this. If your child is confused about a concept, it is possible that others are too.
If the homework is extremely difficult or distressing for your child, please let me know with a note on the homework.
Your child should not need to spend more than 10-15 focused minutes on the written word sort per week. If he or she does need more time, send me a note telling me this. A little each day is better than all at once.