1. Does my child understand the classroom lessons so that they can complete any projects/homework/follow-up assignments that they are based on? Maybe information needs to be presented to them in a different way so that they understand the lesson and in turn allows your child to complete assignments.
2. Is there too much information presented in the lessons to comprehend for completion of assignments? Maybe assignments are too long and need to include less information for them to comprehend the material.
3. Does my child understand and follow the directions on assignments? Does my child understand what is being asked of them when completing school assignments? Maybe they sit for an hour contemplating how to tackle the assignment when they do not understand what is being asked of them OR maybe they complete the assignment incorrectly because the directions are unclear.
4. Does my child ask for assistance to complete assignments, when needed? It is okay to ask for help and children do not always necessarily know that it is OKAY. Make it clear that they SHOULD ask for help if and when needed.
5. Does my child complete school assignments to the best of their ability or rush to complete it to say that it is finished? Most children would prefer to engage in something that is more “fun” than a school assignment. Are they motivated to complete assignments properly or are they more interested in completing assignments, especially homework, quickly and with careless mistakes so that they can move on to the next activity or not be bothered by the assignments.
Your child should not spend hours completing school assignments. Talk to your child's teacher to get this information so that your child can be successful in school. As a result, there will be less frustration and more quality time at home!