Back to school brings mixed emotions in my home. For the kids, of course, it’s mostly sadness that the hazy lazy days of a hot summer have come and gone. It’s back to school and “too much homework” as they always say. For myself, as a Mom of a growing brood, there are the pros: first day of school signs and pictures, cute back to school clothes, quieter and more productive days, etc. But with the start of school, there is also the realization that I only get so many fun summers with my little ones before they want to hang out with their friends more than Mom. :'( I also know that those clothes and supplies can cost a small fortune and with school comes endless Homework, extracurricular activities, and the endless stream of paperwork and dates and times to remember for each child. Yep, definitely a mixed bag!
Of all the mixed emotions there is a constant that always seems to be a source of frustration in our home: homework. When it comes to homework I’m very, very comfortably between the tiger moms and the free-rangers, who respectively are strict disciplinarians who want sky-high academic results at all times and parents content to let their kids learn by doing and being independent as possible.
I’m not saying any of the either of the above approaches are more correct than the other, to each their own and every child needs to be parented in the way that suits them best. But I’m definitely not going to lose it if my kids miss a day of homework. Neither am I going to let them just play every day. Balance in all things is my philosophy. I’d assume most Moms rest in this cozy middle area with me.
In order to find the balance between too much and too little homework, I’ve spent some time creating Homework Charts, checklists, and planners for a variety of situations. (I’ll be adding more and more over time so check back if you don’t see the one you want. Or leave a comment and I might be able to squeeze in some time to create new ones based off reader feedback.). You may also like these printable first day of school signs and bedtime routine charts too. #justsayin.
Like these printable homework charts and planners? I’d love a re-pin or facebook share if you’re willing. But, as always, no obligation.
I hope one of the ones below, whether you use rewards or eschew them, works for your family and each specific child no matter what parenting style you use in your home! Just click on the text links to download your PDF and then print for your home.
WEEKLY HOMEWORK CHARTS
Print this easy to use weekly homework chart that allows you to fill out the class or assignment, the dates of any given week, and the all-important check box to track whether it got done.
WEEKLY HOMEWORK CHART
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