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Edith L. Slocum Elementary School

Homework Guidelines


For your child to be successful with homework, he needs:

A place to do homework. If possible, your child should do his homework in the same place (an uncluttered, quiet space to study).

A schedule for completing homework. Set a homework schedule that fits in with each week’s particular activities.

Encouragement, motivation and prompting. It is not a good idea to sit with your child and do homework with him. Your child needs to practice independently and to apply what he has learned in class. If your child consistently cannot complete homework assignments alone, please contact the classroom teacher.

Understanding of the knowledge. When your child is practicing a skill, ask which steps he finds difficult and easy and how he plans to improve speed and accuracy with the skill. If your child is working on a project, ask what knowledge he is using to complete the work. If your child consistently cannot answer these questions, please contact the classroom teacher

Reasonable time expectations. If your child seems to be spending too much time each night on homework, please contact the classroom teacher.

At bedtime. When it is time to go to bed, please stop your child, even if he has not finished the homework.