Helping students at home

Parents ask all the time what they can be doing to support their children at home, here are a few helpful ideas, resources and suggestions. We encourage parent involvement in the schooling of children, but there are some do's and don'ts. Here is a simples list complied by us at NuNa Academy. Also check out our homework policy below and a few highly recognized guides for parents below.

 Do's Don'ts
  • Setup an area conductive to learning. If possible, set up a quiet, comfortable study area with good lighting and the school supplies your child needs. This can be almost anyplace in your home; you don’t need a special room.
  • Lead by example
  • Set a schedule
  • Send your children to school each day, well-rested, fed and with a positive outlook.
  • Take an active interest in your child’s schooling. Ask questions about what happened at school each day and how your child feels about it.
  • Try not to let your own negative experiences keep you from supporting and encouraging your child’s learning. Let them know how much you care about education by continuing your own learning and impress its importance upon them.
  • Set a family “quiet time” where you and your child can work together on homework, reading, letter writing and playing games.
  • Allow your child to study in the way that helps him/her learn best. For example, some children work best when they’re lying on the floor with background music playing.
  • Make homework a daily activity and help your child develop good homework habits.
  • Do your child's work for them
  • Expect your child to naturally spend their time wisely
  • Interrupt your child while working

Our homework policy:

Educators at NuNa Academy expect the completion of homework in a timely manner.

Homework is given to all grades an ages.

The amount of homework follows the below guide.

For students in grades 1st/2nd, homework is more effective when it does not exceed 10-20 minutes each school day. All teachers at NuNa Academy aim for this to be the average amount of time for students to spend per day. However, some students will complete their homework quickly while others it will take them longer depending upon their strengths or weaknesses. If however you notice that it is taking your son/daughter an unreasonable amount of time to complete their homework, please consult your students teacher for guidance.

Grades 3-6, can handle 30-60 minutes a day.

in junior and senior high school, the amount of homework will vary by subject. Most older students will also have homework projects, such as research papers and oral reports that may have deadlines weeks away. They may need help organizing assignments and planning work times to make sure homework is ready to turn in on time.

Your children’s teachers can tell you how much time they expect students to spend on homework. Teachers must assign homework that is meaningful and must be aware of the amount of time it will take when you add up all of the homework that is assigned in all of the student’s subjects. Ask your principal if your school or school district has a homework policy. If it does, make sure that you and your children know and understand that policy.

From the US department of education Homework Tips for Parents

From NASP resources Homework: A Guide for Parents