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bookbag Your child will have a "Take Home Folder" that will go home with them each Monday or Tuesday with weekly papers. In this folder is a Conduct Sheet that needs to be initialed each week by a parent. This folder will be one of our means of communication.  

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Homework Tips
  • Establish a routine - Set a specific "homework time" such as right after supper. REQUIRE that homework be complete before your child can watch TV, play video games, etc.
  • Remove distractions - Do homework in a quiet, well-lit place with the necessary supplies on hand. Turn off the TV; don't expect your child to do homework in a room where siblings are playing.
  • Don't procrastinate - Do not wait until the last minute to help your child study for a test. Help your child to commit the material to his or her long term memory.
  • Provide guidance, not answers - Giving answers means your child will not learn the material. Offer ideas that can help him or her to sort out the problem. Check the work after they have finished. Too much help teaches a child that when the going gets rough, someone will do the work for him or her. Homework is a great way for kids to develop independent, lifelong learning skills.
  • Give praise - "You've done a great job tonight!" or "This is very neat work!" can go a long way toward motivating your child to complete assignments and to do his or her best work.
  • Be positive about homework - Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
  • Get organized for tomorrow - Remind your child to pack the backpack before going to bed. Even the best homework effort doesn't do much good if it's left on the kitchen table!!