A parent should sign all homework papers.
Your child should place his/her homework papers
in his/her "Homework Folder" to return them to school.
We will finalize homework days once our reading groups and specials are scheduled.
1. Buddy Book Home Reading Project: Every day your child chooses a book from our class library. Every night he/she should pick a "buddy" to read the book to him/her and practice strategies we are learning. He/she needs to remember something about the book to tell the teacher the next day during our "Book Time." You or your child should write the title of the book on our monthly "Buddy Book Reading Log" found inside the baggie. The person who reads the book to the child should sign/initial their name. Keep the form in the "Buddy Book" baggie.
2. Your child's Book Treasure Box is a place to keep every book we make in school that comes home. You will get your child's box to take home at Back-to-School Night in September. Please find a place to keep it so your child can easily find it and use it. Beginning in October your child should read one book to you every day then should rate his/her reading. You or your child should write the title on the "Book Treasure Box Reading Log" found on the back of the "Buddy Book Reading Log."
3. Family Homework is sent home on Monday (or the first school day of the week) and should be completed and returned on Friday (or Thursday, if there is no school on Friday.) Family Homework is kept at school and made into a Memory Book in June.
4. Letter Printing Homework is sent home on ____ to practice what we learned in our handwriting lesson. Your child should practice printing the letter, in pencil, and return the paper the following day.
Letter Guessing Homework - On the back of the "Letter Printing Homework" your child should draw a picture of something that begins with that letter sound then should guess how the word is spelled. After your child writes down his/her letter guesses, you should write the word correctly under the child’s writing to show him/her how close he/she came to spelling it correctly. It is more important for your child to learn how to make guesses than it is to spell the word correctly.
5. The Word of the Week Homework is sent home on ____ to be completed and returned the next day. Your child should trace the word and say it aloud then print it. Next, he/she should cut out the letters at the bottom of the page. Mix them up and have him/her put them in the order to spell the word then glue them in the right boxes in the sentence. Print the word in the sentence then have your child think up a sentence using the word. Help him/her by stretching each word, sound by sound, as he/she writes the letter sounds he/she hears, even if they are incorrect. Don't worry about accuracy. This is how your child will learn to make guesses when spelling. A grownup should write the child's sentence at the bottom of the paper to show him/her any correct letter guesses. Praise any efforts!
6. Math Homework is sent home on _____. Your child should trace and make the number then return the paper the following day.
7. A "Home Link" from our Everyday Mathematics Program is sent home on ____. Each Home Link suggests math activities for family members and children to do together sometime during the week. These informal activities promote interest in real math and help young children develop their thinking skills. It is not necessary to return the paper.