Every student is different. The homework assigned by a teacher may take longer than expected or it will take a lot less time to complete, depending of the ability and skills of the student. There are many things that a student can do to enrich his/her homework time. There are many suggestions and lots of ideas. The internet is full of ideas. Teachers and other parents also happy to provide suggestions. The key is to know which advice to take.
There are ideas that can enrich the homework experience and give students more to do when the assigned work was not enough. The student needing enrichment can complete these tasks daily. These students complete the work completely and accurately. They need more to do to help stimulate their minds and give them more of a challenge. Parents of these students can take the suggestions and ideas and use them every day to enrich the homework experience for their children.
There are other students who need added support. They can complete the added work as needed. Those same ideas that challenge students can also give added support to the struggling student. In this case the suggestions and ideas are used in moderation so as not to overwhelm the student. For these students they would be completed once a week or on days when there is no homework assigned.
The important thing is to do what works and what the child needs. Not all students will need every suggestion. Every student needs to learn and grow. The idea of homework is to reinforce those concepts taught at school and to review and prepare for the next day. As long as the child is showing progress, completing the assigned work, and being responsible, it doesn't matter what he/she does to enrich his/her homework time.
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