General Homework Tips for Parents
Students in EVERY grade have homework on a daily basis. If for some reason they do not have homework (check their homework folder or planner to verify or log into SchoolFusion at http://tellurideschool.org ) read with them.
Make sure your child has a snack and water before starting homework.
They have been hard at work all day long and taking time for a light snack and a healthy drink will help get jump- start their brains.
Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and try to get them in advance.
Help your child with time management.
Establish a set time for homework.
Be positive about homework.
Tell your child how important school is.
When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
Giving answers means your child will not learn the material.
Students either have a planner or a weekly homework chart in their take-home folder. Get in the routine of getting out the planner or take-home folder and having your child show you and tell you what their homework is. Log into SchoolFusion at http://tellurideschool.org and look at the class activity for lesson, projects, and activities information.
Help your study buddy figure out what is hard homework and what is easy homework.
Have your buddy do the hard work first. This will mean he will be most alert when facing the biggest challenges. Easy material will seem to go fast when fatigue begins to set in.
Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.
Let your child take a break if she is having trouble keeping her mind on an assignment.
Reward progress in homework.
If your child has been successful in homework completion and is working hard, celebrate that success with
a special event (e.g., pizza, a walk) to reinforce the positive effort.