If you would like to supplement your child’s homework, try ‘Help My Kid Learn.ie’

Help My Kid Learn.ie was designed as a ‘key resource’ for parents.

It has many ideas for activities parents can do with their children

in order to improve their skills in




and maths.

Click here to go to helpmykidlearn.ie

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4 thoughts on “If you would like to supplement your child’s homework, try ‘Help My Kid Learn.ie’

  1. Hello 2nd Class,

    We loved your comment on our blog. Thanks for voting. Monkey won by 2 votes in the end! We will make a graph to show that.

    We have just seen your homework page.

    If you do homework, how long does it take you to do your homework? -Nate

    At our school, in Melbourne, every week, we take a letter of the alphabet to do our homework on and it’s in alphabetical order. -Alessandra

    The whole school does the same letter and we can do anything beginning with that letter. For example, for the letter “A” Ruben made a map of Australia and marked in all the “A” places. For “B”, Alessandra made a book. For the letter “H”, Dawet drew a horse.

    We change the letter each week and this week its I. -Kyla

    Some people in this class do homework but only a few. It’s optional. -Lily

    We have to do reading each night for at least 15 minutes. Some do skip counting too.

    It’s ok that you write in Irish. Our teacher can translate. She can speak Irish because she is from Ireland!

    From the boys and girls in 1-2 E (aged 6, 7, 8) and Edel.

  2. Dear Boys and Girls from 1-2 E and your Teacher,

    How wonderful to hear from you and to hear that
    your Teacher can speak Irish because she is from Ireland 🙂

    Our Teacher loves the sound of optional
    homework because she finds she can spend 40 precious minutes
    at the beginning of the day checking that it is done. Though it
    is a link to home and shows parents how a child is doing.

    As you might guess, homework here is not optional.
    It is compulsory.

    Nate asked ‘How long does it take to do your homework?’
    Well Nate here is the ‘rule of thumb’
    1st Class/Grade: Their homework is meant to take 10-20 minutes
    In 2nd homework is meant to take 20-30 minutes.
    In 3rd, it is 30-40
    In 4th: 40-50 minutes
    In 5th: 50-1 hour
    and in 6th: an hour to an hour and ten minutes.

    Well you can imagine what happens!
    Our Teacher gives homework that she estimates
    will take 20-30 minutes.
    Some children work very fast and are finished in
    ten minutes and then for other children there are lots
    of interruptions and distractions and their
    homework may take an hour.
    It is very hard for teacher to assign homework
    that will take everyone the same amount of time.
    In fact it is probably impossible.

    The alphabet method of homework that you describe
    sounds very interesting and creative.

    You will learn a lot from reading 🙂
    Teacher always thinks that it is an easy way to
    learn spelling and it helps with your style of writing too.
    We do skip counting too and number patterns.
    For homework we have done a lot of addition
    and take away tables.

    We are looking forward to our summer holidays
    and you have winter weather.
    We are in school now, and it is probably bedtime
    where you live.
    We think this is really interesting
    and we only started to understand the time differences
    between Ireland and other parts of the world when
    we started blogging.

    With every good wish
    2nd Class Room 6 and their Teacher, Merry Beau

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