Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
- How can I help my child succeed?
- How much homework is my child given?
- What if my child seems to have too little homework?
How can I help my child succeed?
First, make sure that your child reads each and every day and that you ask
your child questions about what they read. Have them summarize what they
read, give the main idea, sequence events, or explain important vocabulary
Second, make sure to check your child's work for neatness and accuracy. If
you feel your child can do better, have them redo the assignment. This will
let them know that we expect their best.
Students need a set time to play outside with friends and read for fun
(alone or with family). Setting aside time in their busy schedule for such
activites helps build physical fitness, social skills, confidence, and
more. Some students simply may feel over scheduled.
How much homework is my child given?
Homework should take approximately one hour to complete but the time it
takes your child may vary. Some students need to complete assignments not
completed in class while others simply like to work at his/her own pace. If
your child is taking too much time each night to complete their homework, we
can work together to find solutions.
What if my child seems to have too little homework?
If your child is not rushing through their work and he/she is consistently
finishing early, it may be too easy for them. Let me know. (Likewise, if it
seems too hard, let me know that as well, too.)
It is always good to have your child do homework at a set time so that they
know when and where it should be done. If there is extra time, have them
write a story, keep a journal, or research a topic of interest. Having them
read, write, or complete math challenges will keep your child interested in
learning. Children like to be challenged.