Create a Homework Magnet Board
You’ve probably noticed the trend: homework is coming earlier and earlier in school these days. Even in kindergarten and first grade, it’s not unusual for kids to come home with packets several nights a week!
The trick, of course, is finding ways to fit this homework into your home routine. The tried and true advice we've all heard is to set up a quiet study area, and set aside as much time as possible on a regular basis. But for many kids, there’s still an obstacle: at this age, they are just beginning to develop a concept of time. For them, “fifteen minutes” or even "one hour" may not mean anything. They only see a thick packet—and they panic. Here's something that can help your child put his work into perspective. First grade is a great time to start, but don’t be surprised if this “homework magnet board” remains a helpful family tool right through middle school!
This magnet board is a great way to create a “strategic plan” for your child’s after school hours, all the way up 'til bedtime.&
What You Need:
- Small white board (8"x10” works just great)
- Permanent marker
- Flexible, flat stick-on magnets, available at craft or office store
- Fine-tip whiteboard marker that can be wiped off