What can I do to help my child with homework? Read the following document to help.
A Framework for Homework.pdf
Homework is a part of a child's education.
It is an opportunity to practice their skills learned in school. Here are ten pieces of advice to help with homework.
1. Be Prepared for School.
prepared is the first step to success. Keep a supply of paper, pens,
and pencils so you can bring them to school and use them for homework.
Check with the teacher to see if there are specific supplies needed for
2. Prepare a Quiet Space for Homework.
Set aside a quiet place where you can study and do homework without being disturbed.
Read every day for twenty minutes. Make books a part of every holiday and birthday list.
4. Stay in touch with the Teacher.
Make an appointment to talk with your child's teacher - you don't have to wait for them to contact you.
5. Know your School District.
school districts provide students and parents with a calendar
containing important dates and information on policies, procedures, and
more. Homework guidelines and parent involvement tips are often
6. Visit your Public Library.
public library is a good source of information. Most libraries have
computers which you can use to do research and type assignments, and
librarians are always willing to help point you in the right direction.
7. Take advantage of the City of West Kelowna.
and the surrounding areas offer a variety of resources that can add a
new dimension to learning. Go to local museums, historical sites,
parks, libraries, and performance theatres to fulfill your love of
8. Learn from Life.
learn a lot from the people and things around you every day. Pay
attention to newspaper articles, street signs, and billboards and
discuss what they mean or represent with your parents.
9. Use After-School Time Productively.
out about after-school homework programs at school, tutoring at a local
site, and recreation center activities such as Parkinson Recreation
10. Keep Track of Assignments.
your daily planner wisely. Write down each day's homework and keep
track of long-term assignments and their due dates in your planner.
Check to see that homework is completed each day.