Your child will be bringing home their first home learning chart today. Please be sure to unpack it, read it over with your child and put it somewhere safe where it can easily be accessed, such as on the fridge or pinboard. We want this to be a good experience for your child. Serious about homework, but not scary or threatening. Tell them how proud you are of them that they are getting to be big and have homework. You will see not all of it is academic or requires lots of written work. Anything they do write, such as tally marks of the number of doors in the house, have them staple it to their homework menu and bring it to me on Sunday. I am happy to see all of the work that they do.
As parent, I know that some nights are better than others. If one night is hectic, your child isn’t cooperating or you are going out, just leave it until the next day. Try to do homework at the same time every day so it becomes routine. Don’t leave it until right before bed when you are both tired. Maybe have a snack when they get home, do one homework activity and then let them have some free time to play what they like. We want this to become second nature to them and not become a huge burden or fight. As those of you with older children know, it doesn’t get any easier so now is the time install in them good study habits.
Please let me know if you have any problems, concerns or issues.