Get it Done Homework Quiz


 

 

Have your school-aged guys take a stab at this kid friendly quiz that sends an important message … Get It Done! It may just help shift some habits and keep you from tearing your hair out at homework time.  

1) My backpack is usually …

a) messy

b) fairly neat

2) I do my homework …

a) In the car

b) Anywhere

c) On my bed

d) At a table

e) At a desk

f) On the couch

g) In front of the TV

3) I do homework …

a) In the same place most of the time

b) In lots of different places

4) When it’s time to do homework I …

a) Have all the stuff I need nearby

b) Hunt around for the things I need

c) Always seem to be searching for something

d) Sometimes forget to bring home something I need

5) If I’m doing homework and my mind wanders to the fun things I’d rather be doing I …

a) Go ahead and do the fun things.

b) Start thinking about the fun things.

c) Remind myself to focus on homework so I can finish and then do the fun things.

6) I do homework while on my computer or cell phone …

a) All the time

b) My Mom won’t let me

7) Listening to music helps me get the job done.

a) True

b) False

8) When I start homework I …

a) Complain and whine a lot

b) Dawdle and waste time

c) Get right down to business

d) Doodle, sharpen my pencil, anything to put it off

9) When I finish my homework I …

a) Check for mistakes or ask for help checking

b) Make sure my name is where it needs to be.

c) Put it in my backpack ready to go to school.

d) None of the above

10) My parents should NOT …

a) Check my work

b) Answer the questions for me or correct my wrong answers

c) Help me get organized

 

Best Answers

1b.) An organized backpack makes getting it done faster and easier.

2d or e) The best place for homework is at a desk or table. It makes it easier to get it done!

3a) When you have a consistent  home base for homework it tells your brain it’s time to get it done!

4a) Start out with all the books, paper, pencils and folders you need to get the job done. Try making a list of what you need before leaving school.

5c) The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll finish.

6b) Trying to do homework while texting or instant messaging is like trying to read a book and ride a skateboard at the same time. You can’t give either the attention it needs. 

7a or b) There’s no answer that’s right for everyone. Some people focus better with music playing, others get distracted. Classical music works better than other kinds.

8c) Complaining and goofing off just waste time. Get to it and get it done!

9a,b and c) Complete these steps and you’re good to go.

10b) Parents shouldn’t do your homework for you. That doesn’t help you learn. They finished their homework years ago.

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


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One response to “Get it Done Homework Quiz”

  1. Kimberly Coxx

    1b.) An organized backpack makes getting it done faster and easier.

    2d or e) The best place for homework is at a desk or table. It makes it easier to get it done!

    3a) When you have a consistent home base for homework it tells your brain it’s time to get it done!

    4a) Start out with all the books, paper, pencils and folders you need to get the job done. Try making a list of what you need before leaving school.

    5c) The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll finish.

    6b) Trying to do homework while texting or instant messaging is like trying to read a book and ride a skateboard at the same time. You can’t give either the attention it needs.

    7a or b) There’s no answer that’s right for everyone. Some people focus better with music playing, others get distracted. Classical music works better than other kinds.

    8c) Complaining and goofing off just waste time. Get to it and get it done!

    9a,b and c) Complete these steps and you’re good to go.

    10b) Parents shouldn’t do your homework for you. That doesn’t help you learn. They finished their homework years ago.

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