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HOMEWORK SHOULD LAST NO MORE 20 MINUTES.  Find a quiet place and time.

 Snuggle and Read 20 minutes a day, possibly as a part of their bedtime routine.

Replenish supplies as needed. (sharpened pencils, glue sticks and crayons)




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10 Ways to help your child with homework

  1. Let your child know that homework is important and valuable.
  2. Set a regular time each day for homework allowing some time to unwind after school before getting started.
  3. Be sure your child has all essentials, such as papers, books, school work books, and pencils.
  4. Help your child get organized by providing folders for papers and a neat work space.
  5. Have a quiet clean and well-lit place to study, with a comfortable chair.  Keep all schoolwork there.
  6. Discourage distractions, including TV, during study time.  
  7. Be available to answer questions or help quiz your child, but keep homework as his or her responsibility to complete.  Do not sign homework sheet if homework is not complete.
  8. Check homework when it is completed.
  9. Read any comments the teacher has made on returned assignments.
  10. if a homework problem arises, contact the teacher for clarification.

Remember - Praise your child for homework done to the best of his or her ability.


10 Ways to Raise a Reader

  1. Read to your child every day.  It's never too early to start - even newborns respond to hearing you read.
  2. Continue reading together even after your child learns to read.  Older children still enjoy listening to others read.
  3. Make stories come alive for your child when you read.  Be animated and use different voices.
  4. Be patient - let your child read aloud at his or her own pace.  Offer help only when needed.  We ask each other if the reader wants time or coaching.
  5. Discuss what you read together.  Ask questions and listen attentively to your child's answers.
  6. Make reading time special.  Cuddle in a comfortable spot.  Your child will associate reading with feeling secure, relaxed and loved.
  7. Encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes a day, either to you or independently.
  8. Take along your child's favorite books whereever you go.  Read on the bus, in line at the store, or in waiting rooms.
  9. Take your child to the library often and check out a variety of age-appropriate reading material.
  10. Be a role model - read on your own.  By seeing how much you enjoy reading, your child will learn that it's a great source of information and fun.  

Remember - Bee encouraging.   You are helping to ensure life success.


10 Ways to Help Improve Your Child's Math Skills

  1. Promote a positive attitude about math.  What you say influences how your child thinks.
  2. Incorporate math into your child's daily life.  Have your child count out change or help with recipes that are halved or doubled.
  3. Help your child appreciate how math is used in everyday life - for example, in sports, or when making purchases and paying bills.
  4. Make math fun.  Designate a Family Game Night.  Dominoes, cards, and board games that use counting and paper money improve mental math skills.
  5. Ask for explanations of math assignments so you know that concepts are understood.  Let them teach you.
  6. Challenge your child to be persistent about solving difficult math problems.
  7. Review your child's homework and discover together how mistakes were made.
  8. Encourage your child to do extra problems to build upon math skills.
  9. Make note of what work the student is bringing home. 
  10. Praise your child's efforts and math accomplishments.

Remember - Practice in mathematics is the same as for sports - it helps your child master new skills.

The East Penn School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability, union membership or other legally protected classification. Announcement of the policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act. Copyright 2009 East Penn School District.
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