Why Do Homework?

Why Do Homework?

 

                         My Dog Ate My Homework!


                             My dog ate my homework.

                             That mischievous pup

                             got hold of my homework

                               and gobbled it up.

 

                            My dog ate my homework.

                             It's gonna be late.

                            I guess that the teacher

                           will just have to wait.

 

                            My dog ate my homework.

                               He swallowed it whole.

                             I shouldn't have mixed it

                            with food in his bowl.

  
                                --Kenn Nesbitt  
 

WHY DO HOMEWORK?

Research from a variety of educational sources supports the importance of 
students doing homework.

• Homework encourages students to learn good habits and attitudes which will 
apply in later life (life long learning).  
 
 • Homework teaches children to work independently and encourages discipline 
and responsibility.

• Students who do more homework, on average, do better in school. As children 
move up through the grades, homework becomes even more important to school 
success.

• Homework provides an opportunity for parents to get involved in their 
children's education. Teachers assign homework for various reasons.

It can help students:

•practice what they have learned in school.

• get ready for the next day's class.

• use resources, such as libraries, research material, internet, etc.

• learn about other interesting things that they may not have the time to 
explore at school.

   
 
Below is a list of some basic study tips for children.

 

1. Start each day with a good breakfast.

2. Read with your child every day. Get involved and bump read together.

3. Set a good example by reading yourself.

4. Set aside a consistent time each day for homework.

5. Encourage children to ask questions about their surroundings.

6. Let your child know how much you value a good work ethic. Offer words of 
praise and encouragement when your child is studying.

7. Set goals for grades at school.

8. Set up a reward system.

9. Offer applause for even small steps.

10.Don't compare your child with his/her sibling.

11.Encourage exercise.

12.Get involved at school.

13.Talk to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.

14.Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.