Now that my daughter is in Grade 2, she is required to do homework. So to keep things organized I have created a mini homework station for her.
To start, I have found an old white board I used as part of my own homework station when I went to college (the poor old board is showing its age!).
I am a visual learner and I found it helped me tremendously! So I thought I would bring it back out and try it with my daughter for her school homework.
|Organizing a Homework Station for Kids - White Board|
She has spelling tests each week, so I use the white board to write out her spelling words. I use multiple colors of markers to break down the word, this works especially well if the word is a compound word. One of the goals is that she will visualize the board during her tests and be able to recall the spelling of the words.
This is how I help Ella practice her spelling homework using the white board:
- Print out the words on the white board (use multiple colors if desired)
- Ella practices writing out the words beside my printed words
- Ella makes a sentence using the word (we do this for each word)
- Ella underlines the word in each sentence
- Optional: Create story to write on the white board using all of the words from the spelling test
- Erase board and do a mock spelling test
- Work on words that she needs help with (this is where I go to town using multiple color markers!)
|Organizing a Homework Station - Lee's Turn!|
|Organizing a Homework Station for Kids - White Board Play!|
|Organizing a Homework Station for Kids - Book Basket|
UPDATE: See our updated kids homework station by clicking here!
I would love it if you shared any tips or tricks you have with helping kids with homework! Especially reading! Does your child have a homework "station"? What have you found that works for your child?