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omework Other Times and Places You Need to for Doing Homework You may want to do your homework at school. Check with your teacher about Have Your Tools Put all your homework tools—pencils, pens, coloured pencils, paper, eraser, sharpener, H TIPS this option. The school library may be and dictionary (very handy)—in a box ideal. A school homework club is a good that you can get at easily and not waste idea too. time looking for stuff. Think about doing project homework on the weekend when you have more time. The computer could be a good tool as well, but you can easily get GRADES 4-6 The local library is also a good place to sidetracked. Computers Make Homework Work for You! are really not necessary do homework. for homework. It’s a Question of Balance You need time to play, participate in sports and arts activities like dance and music, and you need time to think and do your own thing. All of these activities are important for brain and body development. Homework should not prevent you from doing all of these other activities! So, how do you make time for everything? Get Yourself Organized! Ask your family how they can help you organize your time so that you can balance all these activities. Get comfortable. Get focussed. Make Homework Work For You! What is homework? Making Time for What to do if … Homework Homework is any assignment your teacher You decide when and where. ... you don’t know what to do. asks you to do when you are not in class. Talk to your family about what would Call your homework buddy, ask an adult It can be fun and exciting, something you work for you. Perhaps you are an early to explain, or ask your teacher the next can hardly wait to get at, like a project bird and would like to do your homework day and then complete the homework. on a topic that you are interested in, or after breakfast before school, a math puzzle, or art project. Homework or perhaps you are more of ... the homework is too hard. can also seem like a chore that you don’t a night hawk and will do your If you have given the want to do! This pamphlet will help you best work before bed! homework a good try and are take charge and make homework work getting nowhere, write a note for you! Remember: You will be better about what the problem is with able to do homework when the homework, have it signed you are not tired, hungry, or by your parent or guardian, Why should you worried about other things ... and bring the note to do homework? your teacher. Homework can help you learn new things, ... you just didn’t have time. review and practise what you learned in Sometimes you just can’t get to the class, and help you figure homework—you could bring a note out how to learn. Learning • Schedule your homework in advance. from home signed by your parent or how to learn is a lifelong Use your agenda book or homework guardian, or explain to the teacher what skill that is the key to notebook to help keep you on track has happened. understanding the world. (a to-do list is very helpful). ... your teacher • Pick a spot that is quiet doesn’t give How much time should and away from the you homework. family action. you spend on homework? Do your own thing. • Turn off the TV Use time to Keep track. or find a place Note what time you start your homework where you can’t • be physically active see it or hear it. • read and what time you end. You decide when you have had enough. The following guide • Music is OK, • build something may be helpful: but not too loud. • take something • Get comfortable. apart Total Time for All Subjects • create some artwork In grade 4 20–30 minutes 4 nights/week • Be positive. • play music In grade 5 30–40 minutes 4 nights/week • Be sure you • cook In grade 6 40–50 minutes 4 nights/week understand what • help someone do something Remember: There is no hard and fast rule it is that you are asked to do. that requires homework every day!
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