Any day now that school bell is going to ring…which means summer is pretty much over. Oh, well, it was fun while it lasted right? Unfortunately, now is the time to start physically and mentally prepping the little ones to head back to school. Physically prepping them means buying about a bazillion school supplies like clothes, backpacks, lunch bags, binders, pencils, notebooks, etc. The list goes on and on. Mentally prepping them means getting them comfortable if not excited about heading to class as well as adjusted to a school appropriate routine (that means no more late nights!). One way to get your child back into a school routine is with homework charts. Luckily, I happen to have Free Printable Homework Charts on hand.
Free printable homework charts should be used to help your child readjust to the notion of doing homework. While he or she may have had the routine down pat at the end of last year, I can assure you that all of the summer fun erased it almost entirely from their sweet little brains. Rather than struggling with your child to remind him or her of what homework needs to be done, use free printable homework charts to keep track of assignments for each subject throughout the week.
Many schools hand out planners to students but those tend to end up at the bottom of a locker or backpack never to see the light of day again. What’s great about free printable homework charts is you can easily place one for each child on the fridge (or some other highly trafficked area of your home) where it is easily accessible to both you and your child. That way you’ll know exactly what assignments he or she needs to complete. If your child is using a school planner the free printable homework charts are still a good idea because, as mentioned above, they’re a little easier to keep in eyesight. Simply have your child write his or her assignments on the free printable homework chart after school each day.
Your child can also use the free printable homework chart to keep track of completed assignments. Allow him or her to cross off completed tasks or place a sticker over them. One way to motivate your child to use the free printable homework chart and do his or her homework without being nagged is to set up rewards. For example, tell your child that if he or she does all of their homework for the week without being reminded and marks it off on the free printable homework chart you’ll give him or her a favorite food, money, a new toy, etc. (whatever will resonate best with your child).
Free printable homework charts are a great way to help your child keep track of school work and learn responsibility. Plus, they’re super simple to use!
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What do you think of the free printable homework charts? How does your child keep track of homework? Do you offer rewards for completed homework or good grade? Share your thoughts in the comments.