Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3411 Students must learn to be responsible for keeping track of their own assignments, completing their assignments accurately, and turning their assignments in on time. Parents need to make homework their child’s responsibility. If homework assignments seems excessive, or if your child con- sistently struggles with homework, contact your child’s teacher and express your concerns. Work with the teacher to ensure that homework doesn’t become a problem. If your child is not completing his/her homework, first make sure that the homework isn’t too difficult or that there isn’t some problem with the class. Then come up with a plan in which the completion of homework becomes your child’s responsibility, and if it’s not completed, your child’s problem. In the upper elementary grades, students are often required to do group projects. While these projects are usually fun, if some group members don’t do their part, students sometimes get frustrated. If your child expresses frustration over a group project, explain how important it is to be able to work as part of a group. Give examples of how you must work as part of a group at your job, in your church, community, and family. Encourage your child to use any “free time” dur- ing the school day to get started on homework. Students who use class time wisely have much less work to do at home. If your child has a tendency to rush through homework in order to get it done, insist that you look over all completed homework. Always be positive and encouraging about school and homework!