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Homework Without
Tears
A parent’s guide to successfully
helping your child complete their
homework stress-free!
Consistency is a KEY!
 Just as your child is comfortable and knows
where/when work will be completed at school,
you need to create the same environment at
home.
 Establish a place where your child will always
complete homework.
 All homework materials should be kept at this location.
 Establish a time when your child will always complete
their homework.
Allow your child Choices!
 Give your child choices to allow the child to take
ownership of the homework.
 Let the child choose the place and time homework
will be completed each day.
 Review all your child’s assignments with them and
let them make their own schedule as to the order
the assignments will be completed.
 Allow your child to take one five minute break at
their own discretion during homework sessions.
Motivation/Incentives
 Developing Incentive Systems:
 Decide the problem behaviors
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Forgetting materials for homework?
Not writing down assignments?
Rushing while completing work?
Complaining during the homework routine?
 Set goals
 Create a homework contract with your child
 The contract should include the rewards/penalties for homework
procedures.
 Monitor Progress and Follow Through with rewards/penalties
 Stay consistent and keep track of the behaviors using a device
such as a sticker chart.
Use TECHNOLOGY for
help!
GRADES K-5
 For mathematics, we use the Everyday
Mathematics Series.
 For ILA, we use the Harcourt Storytown
Series.
 Both series have many sites to reinforce
various concepts.
 On the next page, view some websites to help
your child at home.
Math Online~
 Go to www.barnegatschools.com
 Choose the curriculum tab; click on curriculum programs
 On the left side of the site, you will choose Mathematics, then
choose Elementary Math
 There are MANY sites to play games and instill the topics that
are needed per grade level.
 Please view the everyday mathematics sites
 Also, be sure to review the Family letters that contain an overview
of what your child is learning per unit and tips/answer keys for the
homework links
 It is vital that your child knows his or her facts. The fact calendars
per grade level focus on these skills.
ILA Online~
Go to www.barnegatschools.com
 Choose the curriculum tab; click on curriculum programs
 On the left side of the screen, choose Integrated Language
Arts
 Here, you will find various sites that will enhance your child’s
reading and writing.
 Be sure to check out the 6+1 Writing Traits so you can relate to the
21st century “lingo” your child is discussing.
~Study Island~
 Study Island is a way for your child to learn, practice,
and test many skills in Math, Reading, and Writing.
This is a site to improve testing abilities and scores.
 Goto www.studyisland.com
 Log in: Username: [email protected]
Password: JTDS *please do not change*
 Be sure your child completes lessons and reviews processes
before completing the test
 Your child can review these skills in test mode or through games!
MIDDLE AND
HIGHSCHOOL
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MATH AND LANGUAGE ARTS
barnegatschools.com
CLICK ON CURRICULUM
CLICK ON CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTION
NJ ASK / HSPA
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www.barnegatschool.com
Click on curriculum
Curriculum and instruction
Scroll to bottom of page
Find your site
NJ ASK, HSPA ETC…
NJ DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION
 HTTP://education.state.nj.us/
 In the search box type: homework
assistance
 Scroll down to NJPEP: virtual academy
 Sites:
 Lumastestprep.com; homeworkspot.com
 Jiska.com; askkids.com
NJ DEPT OF EDUCATION
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http//education.state.nj.us/
Under: nj professional education port
Click on homework helper
Elementary,MS and HS help
All topics, many subjects
OCEAN COUTY LIBRARY
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theoceancountylibrary.org
Click on kids and teens
Dropdown menu to; just for kids
Click on homework help
Many other options as well
Itunes store
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Google itunes set up account
Click on app store
Click on Homework help in
Search apps for what you need
FREE APPS!
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BE CAREFUL!
Not all apps in the store are free
Here are a few we found that are:
Easel algerbra
Tutor.com
Physics101
Combining like terms
Podcasts
 PLEASE SCREEN ALL SITES
 Open podcasts after you entered your
search; homework help, or by subject
 Browse the results
 Varied materials on all subjects
 PLEASE SCREE ALL SITES!!!
Open-Communication
 Talk to your child daily about their homework and
their strengths/weaknesses in the lesson.
 Know what your child’s needs are and be sure the
child and teacher are well aware of them.
 Always alert your child’s teacher if your child
shows stress or confusion over a topic.
 Never make your child show aggression over a topic in
which he or she cannot successfully complete. More
instruction/reinforcement may be needed.

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