Homework is a great way for you to see how your fabulous first grader is doing with a few foundational skills in first grade. It consists of a packet of language arts and math activities, as well as keeping track of reading. Reading minutes may include reading to self, being read to, reading aloud, reading Word Wizard lists, etc.
Procedure: On Mondays (or the first day of the school week), your child will receive a packet of reading, writing, and math homework that should be finished throughout the week. The completed homework packet is due on Fridays. Please return in the folder it was sent home in. In a nutshell, your child will receive his/her packet on Monday, and it is due on the following Friday.
Reading Logs: As you know, this is a critical year for reading. It is vital for first graders to read at home, with much of this time spent reading aloud. First graders should read at least 20 minutes a day/night at home (outside of school time), at least 5 days a week. Please track your child's reading time on the monthly Reading log that will be sent home each month. The log is due the first Friday of the following month, with the weekly homework packet.
Additional Homework/Practice: If you would like your child to have additional homework or practice, there are additional resources available to you on our first grade website with online activities and games, printables, the Speller's Choice Menu on the back of the monthly reading log, as well as additional reading, keeping a journal and/or writing letters to friends and family for writing practice, etc. Additional and optional math pages will be sent home with your child, as we use the math book and lessons.
Speller's Choice - See "Spelling" page of this website.