Homework eh, why do we do it?
Homework can help pupils learn and can help parents be involved in their children's education. When parents show an interest in their child's schoolwork, they teach an important lesson--that learning is fun and worth the effort.
Children who do more homework, on average, do better in school. And, as children move up through the stages, homework becomes even more important to school success.
Teachers assign homework for many reasons. It can help children;
* practice what they have learned in school;
* get ready for the next day's class;
* use resources, such as libraries, encyclopedias and computers;
* learn things they don't have time to learn in school.
Homework can also help children learn good habits and attitudes. It can teach children to work by themselves and encourage discipline and responsibility.
Other Ways To Help
* Look over your child's homework, but don't do the work!
* Meet the teachers early in the year and find out about homework policy.
* Review teacher comments on homework that has been returned and discuss with your child.
* Contact the teacher if there's a homework problem you can't resolve.
* Congratulate your child on a job well done