Homework


This week's homework:


Monday
Read for SOAR, record

Language Arts - Respond to a question of your choice from the Reading Choice Board (attached to your red homework folder)

Spelling - Take a pretest. Write any words that you miss 5 times each.

Math Pages

Read the stories of the week every day!

Tuesday
Read for SOAR, record

Spelling - Write 3 spelling sentences

Math Pages

Read the stories of the week

Wednesday
Read for SOAR, record

Language Arts - Respond to the questions of your choice from the Reading Choice Board (attached to your red homework folder)

Spelling - Pick a choice from the list of spelling choices. 

Math Pages

Read the stories of the week

Thursday
Read for SOAR, record

Spelling - Pick a choice from the list of spelling choices. Study for your test. 

Math Pages

Read the stories of the week




 

Reading will be a nightly requirement. During these first months of school, you may need to read to your child, although there will be some books your child can read to you. As the year progresses, your child should begin reading to you. The reading requirement is one that involves you and your child. Material read needs to be recorded on the weekly S.O.A.R.form that is sent home with your child’s homework. The amount of nightly reading done is a large factor in your child’s success.


Other homework will include math, phonics, spelling, and writing. Your child will need your assistance, especially in the beginning. Children are, however, expected to do their own work, including all of their own handwriting. Homework is designed to take your child about 30 minutes each day, but it may take longer until a routine is established. Don’t worry. It will get easier for students to complete the homework!


Every Friday, homework will be sent home in your child’s homework folder. Please check your child’s work for accuracy each night after he/she has completed it. This is time for you to explain any concepts they may have misunderstood. I encourage you to praise your child’s homework effort each night. A parent’s words of support are one of the most important ways to motivate children to do well in school. This will also help them to internalize the feeling that school is important. Homework needs to be returned in the homework folder.


If your child does not complete or turn in the homework packet, he or she will miss that week’s “Brain Break” activity. Completed homework will consist of the following:

 

1. ALL assigned worksheets (math and language arts)

2. Reading Response Writing

3. Signed S.O.A.R. reading log (five books minimum)



It is important that we work together to ensure your child develops good study habits and masters skills being taught.


Inside the homework folder you will find specific instructions on how to complete the Reading Response Pages as well as spelling practice ideas. It is VERY important that your child read the story of the week each day.