No matter what school you attend, teachers give homework. Sometimes lots of it. Homework is a great way for your teacher to see what you learned in school that day. But what if you get stuck? What if you forget what your teacher said in class that day? It's ok, help is on the way!
- Ask a parent, another adult, or an older sibling for help. It's always a good idea to involve your parents in your school work and homework is a great way to start.
- Call a friend. Maybe someone in your class remembers a part of the lesson you forgot or maybe he or she can explain it in a way that makes sense to you.
- Check out the Internet. There are some great links to homework help websites. Websites like Peterson's DoD MWR Library and Tutor.com, are made just for this kind of situation - when a student gets stuck on an assignment for class.
- Get extra help from the teacher before you leave. If you notice that you are having trouble with your homework pretty regularly, you may need to stay after school to get help. Sometimes one-on-one time with your teacher or a tutor is just what you need to make homework easier to manage.
- Carry a small calendar or notebook with you. That way, you can write down all the things you'll need to complete the assignment. Sometimes an assignment calls for a certain book or worksheet. Make sure you put everything you'll need in your bag before you run out the door to head home.
- Make sure you understand your homework assignments before you leave school. Sometimes between school and the time you actually sit down to do your homework, so much has happened, you forget what the teacher said. Writing down the assignment clearly will help you get started when you get home.
Don't get stressed out if your new school is working on different stuff in your classes. It's ok if it takes awhile for you to get caught up and learn the ropes. Before you know it, you'll feel like you have everything under control!
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