Ms. Sanchez' Top Ten Homework Tips for Students
Make sure you rest up
and have a snack before attempting to do your homework. Your body
needs to be energized in order to do your best.
Establish a time each day for
doing your homework.
Find a quiet, well-lit place to
do your homework. Do not do your homework while watching TV. Avoid
as many distractions as you can.
Next, read over your homework
assignments for the night. Get your parents or guardians to look
over your assignments and sign them if necessary when you are done.
Check to make sure you have all
the materials and supplies needed to complete your homework. The
following is a list of supplies you may need in order to complete
your homework: pencils, paper, eraser, dictionary, thesaurus, books,
etc. If you
need any special materials, make sure you tell your parents in
If you reach a difficult part
in your homework, be sure to ask your parents for help or wait until
the next school day so you can speak to Ms. Sanchez about your
difficulties. You may also choose to call
which is a free home learning help service provided by our school
district, just call 305-995-1600 (Monday - Thursday from 5pm - 8pm).
Follow the specified times for completing homework according to your grade level. See the list below to help you determine the average time it should take you to complete your homework. Remember that these times DO NOT include the additional 30 minutes required to be devoted to daily independent reading (acquired from the District's Homework Policy):
K-1: Daily (5
days a week) for 30 minutes
Remember to do your
independent reading for at least 30
minutes each night. Be sure to read something that is
interesting and fun for you. Your nightly reading will help you get
closer to achieving your goal in our 40 Book Challenge.
Pace yourself when
completing homework assignments. DO NOT leave assignments for the
last minute and pay close attention to deadlines.
Be sure to place your finished
homework inside your homework folder when you are done so you can
turn it in to Ms. Sanchez on the following school day and receive
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