Every ten weeks a report card comes home. Many schools also send out five week reports. This means every five to ten weeks you will have the opportunity to see how well your children are doing in school. Often, to a parents surprise, it is noted on the five week report, or quarterly report card that there have been assignments that have not been turned in, or that are incomplete.
When homework assignments do not get turned in or are incomplete your child’s grade for that subject will drop. Homework is mandatory, not optional. It counts as a big portion of your child’s overall grade. Children don’t like to do homework. It’s just one of those things they have to do whether they like it or not, like cleaning their rooms.
Sometimes children try to pull fast ones on their parents. When asked if they have homework they may try to say that they don’t, even though they do, just to get out of doing it. Kids don’t think of their grades. What children think about is playing. If a child wants to play and skip his or her homework they will try to get out of doing it by saying they don’t have any. A trusting parent generally says okay and then the child goes off to play. The parent believes there really was no homework. Then the report cards or five week reports come.
Don’t let it get that far! There is a way to know if your child has homework or not. That way is by checking. If your child claims to not have homework several days per week it is wise to contact their teacher. Another way to check is to look in your child’s backpack.
Children often do bring the work home then choose not to do it. Checking your child’s back pack is a sure way to know if there are any worksheets or assignments that need to be completed. Most schools have children write down their assignments in an assignment notebook. Checking the child’s assignments sheet is another way to know if there is work to be done or not.
Most children are honest about their homework, fortunately. They’ll tell you they have it. Whether or not they get it completely done and correct is another story. As parents it is our job to make sure that homework is satisfactorily done. That means when your child says that they are done with all they have to do it’s your job as a parent to check. Look over all of the problems or worksheets that your child has done. Check to see if your child is doing the work according to the directions and if they are getting the answers correct. Poorly done homework also results in a low homework grade. If your child has missed several problems make sure that they go back and correct them. When homework answers are all correct and complete children get one hundreds on their homework. This is a great way for you to help improve your child’s overall grade average too.
When you compare the work your child has done to what is written on the assignment sheet you will be able to tell if your child has completed all of the assignments that they need to. If there is more to do on the assignment sheet than what your child has done inquire. Ask where the rest of their homework is and usually they’ll instantly remember.
Homework counts as a grade. Homework that is poorly done, incomplete, or missing will result in a poor homework grade. A poor homework grade affects the overall grade average. Check with the teacher to know if your child has been missing assignments. Keep informed. Don’t let the report card or five week report be the only way you know if the homework is getting done or not. By the time you find out the grade has already dropped. Check folders and back packs daily. When your child does do their homework make sure to check it for correctness and for completeness. These are the ways to help improve your child’s homework grade, and overall grade average. Thanks for reading and take care!