Creating a homework station

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Home Success - How to createa homework station

Homework Success – How to create a homework station

It is hard to believe that we need to create a homework station for my 6 year old already. He has started first grade so we decided it was time. Last year he did he homework here or there but it was literally only 10 minutes a day plus reading. I decided that now is the time to get him into the routine of homework.

We just re-did our office (for me :-) so I was able to re-purpose my old desk for him. This cost me nothing of course and was a great location for him. It is still in the main living area of our house and attached to our kitchen so I am able to assist him with homework. I wanted it to be an area for him exclusively and our kitchen table is slate and not smooth for writing so this is a better fit for him.

In the end it was easy to do. I just collected materials he would need for homework and placed them in his new homework station.

Items I included:
Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Glue, Pencils, Scissors, Lined Paper, Erasers and a few workbooks.

When creating a homework station be sure it is properly lit, has a comfortable seat and a nice writing area. If you don’t have a desk that you can re-purpose then consider creating a basket or plastic bin with your children’s items neatly organized.

I also suggest a kitchen timer so that you can set that to keep them on task if necessary and it works great for reading.  I hope these tips help.

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Comments

  1. This is great. I remember the first time we were given homework. It was in the fourth grade! When all my older kids were home, all five of them, homework was all done around the table most of the time. Until the got older and off to their rooms they went. I was thankful when it moved to their rooms. Trying to get dinner ready with five kids books and papers all over the table wasn’t fun.

  2. As my daughter is getting older, I put together a mobile homework station. She can take it into the office, her room, or the dining room table. The contents are: loose-leaf paper (wide and college rule, depending on the class), pens, pencils, sharpener, dictionary, thesaurus, three hole punch, and an extra calculator (in case, her’s was left at school). My daughter tends to use the computer a LOT so having plenty of copy paper and extra ink cartridges is helpful because as any parent knows the cartridge runs out the evening before the report is due (in color!). I also have an extra zip drive and a lap board if she wants to use it to write on.

  3. I repin ty…. :)

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  5. Terri R. says:

    Nice tip. I think a specific and exclusive spot for doing homework is important.

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