Since homework is something that students will be doing during the school year- It is important that students set up a homework plan. Here's a freebie for students to fill out along with their parents to set up a homework plan of their own.
I either give out the homework plan on the first day of school or during Open House. Both days you are sure that this sheet gets in the hands of the parents.
If you like that idea, you may also like this one. On the first day of school I send home a Parent Brag Sheet. This is homework for the parents. The students love the idea that their parents have homework to do. Parents fill out a form telling/bragging about their child. There have been times where I had tears reading the parents comments about how proud they are of their children. If you are interested in this check it out here at the Teaching Oasis.
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