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Create a homework survival kit:
* In order to get homework done, have the supplies needed in one place. Kit
should include: pencils, writing paper, crayons, pencil sharpener, eraser, glue,
and scissors. You may add items you feel are needed.
* A homework survival kit (contains all the supplies needed to do home learning)
will prevent your child from being distracted by the need to go searching for
supplies, and will free you from last minute trips to the store.
* Respect your child's homework survival kit. Don't use these supplies for other
Schedule daily homework time:
* Help your child develop good homework habits by encouraging him or her to
start homework at the same time each day. By scheduling a special time for
homework, you will not only help your child get work done on time, but you will
also ensure that homework is done at a time when you are available to assist
* Remind your child each day when he or she is to do homework. Don't leave it
up to your child to remember.
Encourage your child to work independently:
* Homework teaches children responsibility. Through homework, children learn
skills they must develop if they are to grow to be independent, motivated, and
successful adults. They will learn how to follow directions, how to begin and
complete a task, and how to manage time.
* By encouraging your child to work on his or her own, you are helping develop
these important life skills.
Motivate your child with praise:
* Children need encouragement and support from the people whose opinions they
value the most, their parents.
* Your consistent praise can increase your child's self esteem and confidence.
* Motivate him or her to do the best work possible.
Mrs. Tompkins' First Grade Class
Antioch Unified School District