4 great homework tips for 4th graders

It’s best to create good habits early on, especially when it comes to homework. And the 4th grade is a great time to do it: you’re starting to get more homework, but it isn’t too overwhelming yet. Follow these four great tips to establish great habits:

  1. Give yourself plenty of time
  2. One of the worst habits you can get into is waiting till the last minute to do your assignments. Instead, give yourself plenty of time. This means not waiting till late the night before its due to start, and also not starting on it when you only have 15 minutes to work on it. It’s important to give yourself a big enough chunk of time that you can work through it carefully, and check your answers, preferably all in one sitting. You also want to give yourself enough time before it is due so that if you have any questions or need any help on it you will have time to do so.


  3. Plan ahead
  4. So how do you give yourself plenty of time for assignments when you’re busy with sports and family stuff? The answer is simple: plan ahead. Using a day planner is a great way to do this. When you get an assignment, write down when it is due, and then choose a time between now and then to work on it that works with your other obligations. By doing this, you’ll be able to balance short-term assignments, that are due the next day, and longer term ones that are due the next week. By planning ahead, you can help make sure that your work won’t all pile up so that you have to cram it all into one evening.


  5. Work through problems carefully
  6. It’s important to work through problems on assignments carefully. There are several steps to this. First, read the question really carefully. Make sure you understand what it is asking, what information you’ve been given, and what you are trying to find or figure out in it. This is especially true for math problems. Next, you want to work through the problem or answer the question carefully. Then, you should check over all your answers. Sometimes it can be helpful to come back to it later to check over it too.


  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  8. Homework is an opportunity to practice and learn. So don’t be afraid to ask for help!

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