Help your child stop saying “I can’t” during homework time with these easy ideas for busy parents. Make your homework time less stressful!
You know it when you see it: homework stress. It looks different in every child, but the result is the same. Homework time stops dead in its tracks. Usually, the rest of the afternoon and evening feels strained and out of sorts, too. Stop homework stress before it starts with these easy tricks and tips. […]
If you’re already cringing just thinking about after school battles, it’s time for a homework fix. It’s so simple and easy to put this quick switch in place. Every family will love their less stressful afternoons!
Make summer math activities fun and easy with great ideas to connect reading, science, math, tech, and games!
Help your child focus on homework when you start following this super simple habit! It’s been a super long day for everyone. The last thing your child wants to do after school is more school work. There might be tears or even yelling. Either way, you and your child end up frustrated and upset. This […]
The struggle is real. The tears, the fights, the neverending stress. It’s all just part of your daily after-school homework ritual. You’ve tried everything: tutors, breaks, changing locations, even bribes. Nothing has worked. You’re exhausted and at the end of your rope. With a new year, you are ready for a big change. Something daring, […]
Does this sound familiar: Screaming. Yelling. Tears. Bribery. Throwing. Slamming doors and broken pencils. And that’s just you. The child attempting to DO the homework is ten times worse. If every night is a pitched battle over homework, it’s time to find a solution. Setting up a dedicated homework zone is the first step in […]
Lately, all over social media, I have seen parents griping about the amount of homework their children come home with daily. Hours of worksheets, spelling and independent reading assignments. All in the second grade. I’ve also seen parents complaining about the lack of homework. In my own classroom, I have parents who are DEMANDING that […]
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Holy crap! That math homework is H-A-R-D! The last time that you tried to do that kind of math, you were the same age as your kid. And equally lost. But your child need help, and you have no clue. Now what?
Biographies: traditionally a multi-paragraph report that is either typed or handwritten. But not every student shines in this type of format. Not every child is able to do their best work in writing. It’s worth it to explore alternate biography projects.
Scene: Kids stomps off the bus, across the lawn, and into the house. *Door SLAMS* Kid: Mom, can I (insert activity here)? Mom: Nope, homework first, kiddo!
If you do your child’s homework, they do not learn. They do not learn the material that the homework covered. They do not learn to be independent. They do not learn personal responsibility.
So, given the fact that I assign minimal homework at best, you might think that I am anti-homework. False, I think homework is super valuable as a teaching and learning tool. Here’s Why I Still Assign Homework