Homework Ideas and Information
Math homework comes home daily based on what we did in class that day. The math homework paper is usually the "Lesson _ Homework" sheet for that days lesson.
If we have taken a math test, your child will not bring math homework home that day.
You can play Addition War or Subtraction War card games for fun practice of addition and subtraction math facts.
You can have them help you measure ingredients when you are cooking.
You can talk about how long things take to do (time). Cooking dinner, brushing teeth, watching a tv show, driving to the store, driving to another state, read a chapter book, ect. Use the words: seconds, minutes, hours, days.
Your child should be reading 10 to 20 minutes everyday. This can be RAZ-Kids online, magazines, comics, books, letters, the weekly story, phonetic stories, ect. If you are in need of books for your child to read, please let me know and I will send some home with your child. They can exchange them each day or week.
At the beginning of each week the Family Times and a copy of the week's story come home. There are activities on the Family Times paper to help you support your child's learning. The weekly story paper should be practiced by your child nightly. It might be necessary for you to read the story to your child several times and then read it with them several times.
A short phonics reading story goes home each week usually Wednesday or Thursday that focuses on the week’s phonics and spelling focus. It is a double sided sheet of paper that focuses on specific phonetic words. The students put their name at the top of the page and fold the paper to make it look like a book. The goal is to have your child read it fluently with appropriate speed and expression.
Most of the worksheets that we do in class have a home connection activity at the bottom of the paper. You can do any of these with your child if you would like.
If you find papers that are not complete, go over what isn’t finished with them.
You can ask your child how to spell words as you are driving in the car or making dinner. Each week I give examples of words we are working on in the This Week’s Happenings web page.
You can ask your child to write lists for you or write a sentence about their day.
Coloring books and working with clay improve fine motor skills that help with penmanship.