4 tips for establishing a homework routine



What is your homework routine? Does your child have a homework routine? Having a routine will make homework time run more smoothly.


  1. Set a time for homework and stick to it. If homework time is 4:30pm, then be sure it is 4:30pm each day. Remember homework can be completed in the morning for children that attend a school with a later start time. Your child will learn not to ask to do anything else during that time because he will know its homework time.
  2. Determine where homework will be completed each day. Designate an area as the homework area.
  3. Have your child decide which homework assignment to complete each day if it is a packet of homework as given to younger students or decide which homework assignment to do first if homework is assigned nightly as with older students. If your younger student has a packet, decide to do one spelling sheet each night and one math sheet each night. Then your child knows the expectation for homework time and they have chosen what to do. If your older student has more than one assignment, decide to start each homework session with math, followed by spelling, followed by science each night. Again, knowing the expectation for homework will help.   And, giving your child the choice of what to start with will help as well.
  4. Be sure your child knows what to do if they need help with homework. How long do they have to try it on their own before asking for help? Who do they ask for help? Where will the helper be during homework time?


For help establishing a homework routine in the northeast Colorado Springs area, please contact Michelle at 760-672-8668.


For questions about how to establish a homework routine, please contact Michelle at madrake44@yahoo.com.


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