Homework goes home on Mondays and is due on Thursdays! Your child will receive an orange folder every week. Inside the folder is a packet of reading and math for your child to practice for the week. At the kindergarten level is important for students to begin learning study skills. Here are some tips to help:
- Know the teacher and what they're looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences and curriculum night. Ask how you should be involved. Homework for Kindergarten should take no more than 20 minutes per night.
- Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure students have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies such as paper, pencils, glue, and scissors within reach.
- Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
- Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls.
- Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning. Give positive feedback and cut the homework in half if your child is overwhelmed.
- Read with your child every night!