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Homework chart

Motivate your child with this homework chart.

GreatSchools Blog

By GreatSchools Staff

Some children are more motivated to do their homework when they write the homework assignments they've completed on a weekly chart.

To use this chart, have your child check off (or put a star or sticker) every time she's finished an assignment.

To motivate your child even more, decide on some sort of reward for finishing homework on time, like an outing with a parent or extra time to do something of her choice (such as watching their favorite program).

Comments from GreatSchools.org readers

09/13/2011:
"Thanks for the homework chart. I'm looking forward to using it with my second grader tomorrow. This is the greatest idea I have seen to accomplish her homework. "
09/12/2011:
"I have used this chart with both my 1st and 4th graders, and it has been very helpful for all of us! Surprisingly, mostly for me! (Especially since the first grade teachers do not use a planner, and it is easy to lose track of the bits of paper they send home with assignments every day). The kids love the feeling of accomplishment as they place stickers over the complete assignments. I also found using the bottom two rows for quizes and due dates effective. Thanks for the tool I didn't have to invent myself! "
09/6/2011:
"Great idea. Posting a chart gives kids a visual record of their accomplishments. "
09/6/2011:
"This worked when my children were YOUNG, now that they're in middle school, the novelty has worn off?? "
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