Homework Explanation Letter

by Matt on September 8, 2008

in Homework

September 1, 2008

Dear Room 18 Families,

We will be talking in class about homework, including why we have homework and what can help us do homework successfully. My goal is to keep homework purposeful and reasonable.

I have the following main purposes in assigning homework:

To provide children with the opportunity to practice and improve their skills;
To teach children responsibility, self-discipline, independence, perseverance, and time management.

YOU can help your child be successful with homework by encouraging positive homework habits from the start. Here are some suggestions:

• Set aside a specific time each day for homework. The sooner after school, the better. I tell the kids, “Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do.”

• Designate a place for doing homework, a place that’s quiet and has few distractions.

• Support your child in doing the work, but don’t do it for him/her. For example, you might remind your child where or how to find an answer, but try not to jump in and give the answer. (Most homework will be something we have already gone over in class.)

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. I look forward to a year of successful homework!

Homework Explanation Letter.pdf

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