All students in every grade need to know that their parents and significant adults in their lives are interested in their schoolwork and progress. In addition, the key responsibilities of a parent should be to encourage your child to have good study habits.
Encourage a specific, but realistic schedule:
Set aside a daily time for homework, study or reading
Encourage and assist your child in selecting a room and area for homework in an appropriate setting and atmosphere:
no distractions such as music, TV or phone calls
an uncluttered area on which to work
a dictionary nearby
Encourage your child to PLAN AHEAD and set time and date schedules for assignments
Encourage your child to question his/her teacher about work that he/she does not understand
Encourage your child to ask for extra help when it is need.
Ask your child about his/her homework. If assignments are not being brought home for long periods of time, call your child’s teacher to see if there has been a change in the homework schedule.
Ask to review your child’s homework on a regular basis. Is it neat and is it done with care and attention? Is it readable?
Ask your child for his/her tests. If you never see a test mark, contact his/her teacher.