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Create a Poster…or a few

One common question that often pops up at a parent-teacher conference is “Where does the student do their homework?” Teachers will often encourage families to create a designated workspace for their child somewhere in the home. This does not need to be a large space at all, in fact for some families it might be at the kitchen table before or after dinner. For others it might be a small nook or corner. One way to personalize a child’s workspace in a productive way is to create a poster…or a few that will support them with their homework. See below for a few ideas (As always, available for download):

Publishing checklist made in Microsoft Word using the forms toolbar for checkboxes

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Coin Chart created in Microsoft Word document using the table function

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100's Chart created in Microsoft Word Document using table function

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Poster created on picnik.com

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Think of posters as tools that your child can use while doing his or her homework. This is a trick that teachers use all the time. Imagine that you have 30 students in your class and all of them have the question “How much is a quarter worth?” Instead of answering this question 30 times, just refer the class to the chart for any questions they might have. You can apply this same principle at home. Do not enable your child to lean on you for support when you could be fostering independence by encouraging them to use helpful resources on their own!

Looking for a poster about a specific topic? Submit your question on the Parent-Teacher Conference Page of EdGeeks.com and I will get back to you with some ideas!

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