Homework Habits

October 2012                    Homework Habits

“Have you done your homework?”  Here’s some tips to help parents and students.  Also are some great community activities, healthy and free!

Linda Campbell
School Counsellor, School District 57
Homework Habits that Work for Students in Elementary School.

These are important study and homework habits that your child will use for years to come.
About.com Guide

Setting up good homework habits early is important for future school success.  It’s a good idea to get kids into a rhythm of great homework habits as soon as possible. From ways to help your kids get more organized to giving them ways to minimize and eliminate homework stress, here are some great tips for good homework habits that work.

Divide and Conquer
Kids can often feel overwhelmed when they look over their list of assignments for the week. Help your child manage his assignments by planning out his work on a daily planner. (This can be particularly helpful if you are at work when your child gets home from school; having a list like this can help your child and your childcare provider manage his workload when you are not there.)

For example, if all the homework is due on Friday, you can try scheduling several minutes for different subject such as reading, math problems or spelling words. Or you may want to have him spend Monday doing reading and reserve Tuesday for math, and so on.

Writing down what needs to be done can be a great way to manage homework, and crossing off assignments when they are completed and tracking their own progress can be satisfying for kids and help give them motivation to continue their work. Continue reading “Homework Habits”