Organize homework supplies and have them in an easy to access location. A shelf, box or cabinet works well.
If a student lives in two separate homes due to their parents being divorced, sometimes the moving back and forth can cause problems completing assignments. Sometimes children will leave textbooks at one house and forget to take them to the other parent’s house. A solution to this problem is to ask the school if your student can receive 2 copies of each book (1 for each home). This creates a lot less stress for the child and they will always have the resources they need at both homes.
HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #1: More Than Stories
Give your child free-reign to choose what they would like to read. Not all reading comes from a story. Some are interested in biographies or informational textbooks like science or history.
Students should carry no more than 15-20% of their body weight in a backpack or they may risk injury. Keep in mind that the average textbook can weigh around 5 lbs as you see the statistics below.
Student Weight Maximum # of Textbooks
75 lbs 3 books
100 lbs 4 books
125 lbs 5 books
150 lbs 6 books