Third grade is a year of growing independence. You can help foster this growth by encouraging your child to unpack and repack his/her book bag and homework folder. Help your child establish a routine of laying out his/her homework notebook, emptying his/her folder, and giving you work to sign or school notices to read each day after school.
Once homework is completed, notebook signed, and notices/signed work taken care of, encourage your child to re-pack his/her folder and book bag. Oral reminders (which your child may fondly refer to as nagging) will help your child gain independence this year.
Often, when a child does not have a completed homework assignment in school, or has left a textbook at home, it seems to be because "his/her parents didn't pack it". Help your child understand it is his/her responsibility to be prepared for school, rather than yours.


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