Hillside Elementary School
Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District
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Your child's green home/school folder is a daily communication tool. Please ensure that it is checked each evening for assignments and important notices. Homework will be sent home on a daily basis. Please send it back the following school day. Homework should be completed in pencil unless directions ask for other materials.
Tasks are easiest to accomplish when tied to specific routines. By establishing daily routines for homework completion, you will not only make homework go more smoothly, but you will also be fostering a sense of order your child can apply to later life.
Step 2. Set up a homework center. Once you and your child have identified a location, fix it up as a home office/homework center. Make sure there is a clear workspace large enough to set out all the materials necessary for completing assignments. Outfit the homework center with the kinds of supplies your child is most likely to need, such as pencils, crayons, scissors, glue, and paper. If the homework center is a place that will be used for other things (such as the dining room table), then your child can keep the supplies in a portable crate or bin. If possible, the homework center should include a monthly calendar on which your child can keep track of letter days and specials.