Homework: What works for your kids?

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Homework: What works for your kids?
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 2:46pm

Do you have a homework routine at your house?  I'm just wondering how others do it.  Ideally, I'd love for Ian to come home from school, get a snack, and knock out his assignments.  Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.  Sometimes, the neighborhood kids are all outside when he gets home and he wants to take advantage of playtime outside.  Tuesday through Thursday, we've got TKD from 4:00 until 6:00, so then he has to get it done when we get home.  Those days are harder because, of course, the kids in the 'hood are out at 6:00 playing and having a grand ol' time right outside his window. 

How does the homework routine go at your house? 

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 9:46pm

Monkey doesn't exactly get much homework in K, but what little he has gotten I've had him do right away, with breaks every little while to play.  It's tough 'cause he's never had to sit and work on something before; this whole 'you have to' thing is a new experience for him.

You remind me, though, that I need to find out what he did with his vocab flash cards.  I need to do them every night with him, but it's much easier to do when I know where they are.  Any tips for keeping flash cards tidy and in one place?