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,
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
The local library is
also a good place to
sidetracked. Computers Make Homework Work for You!
are really not necessary
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
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
Get comfortable. Get focussed.
Make Homework Work For You!
What is homework? Making Time for What to do if …
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 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!