Kindergartners and First Graders should have a work place at home to call their own. This space is where your child will do his ‘homework’ or practice work. Some children are lucky enough to have their own desk but many others do not have their own desk. A simple way to create a workspace for your child is to find a plastic tub (see below online) at your local Target, Wal-Mart, or home improvement store.
Then fill the tub with sharpened pencils, sharpened colored pencils, crayons, scissors, glue and paper. This work tub can follow your child around the house and your child will be able to work wherever you are in the home. A great space is the kitchen table and when the table is needed for family dining or other projects, all of the items can go back in the tub and be stored for another day. Many Kindergartners and First Graders do not have actual homework every night, but it is never too early to get your child into the habit of taking a quiet time to do homework every evening. This homework could vary according to your child’s needs at the moment, but setting aside a specific time now for homework, will help when the homework starts coming home in this year.
Re-posted from 2009