HOMEWORK: 1. Students will be required to read Monday through Thursday. Each child "checks out" a baggie book and brings it home to read with a grown up. After reading, please sign your child's reading log and initial or sign. **If your child is not reading on his/her own yet, please show them how to read by pointing at each word on the page. Ask your child to look for familiar sight words we have been practicing in class. I will be adding tutorial videos on working with your child while they read.
You may ask your child questions about the story such as: What happened in the beginning? In the middle? At the end? "Who are the main characters?" "What was the story about?" "Has anything like this ever happened to you?" If the story has a problem, ask "What was the problem in this story" and "How did the characters solve the problem?" or, use the pre-printed list here: docs.google.com/document/d/1ND-HkxePCDLfxSeeLj3KnlEE5vaEgTlRQ4EB1kUijC4/edit
2. Sight word practice. Children will have 10 sight words to practice for three weeks. I require the children to only be able to READ the sight words. We will be working on spelling them in class. Be sure to go over your child's sight words with him/her each and every day. They are tested every three weeks on these until they are mastered. Here is a list of all sight words introduced and expected to be mastered by June: kindergarten_sight_words_57.doc
3. At the beginning of the year, the children will be practicing reading and writing alphabet letters until they are mastered and then we will move into more advanced homework, as they advance. They will also be practicing writing numbers 1-10, or 1-20 as they master them. If your child loses his or her homework, here is the link to print it at home. Just print the pages you need for your child. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m5spPLSLOu2M-NA3ln2-UBFLqDDXk_bfMkjhz6VWBx4/edit
***ALL homework given is a review of things we have done in class. Most homework can be completed with little or no parental guidance. It is just a reinforcement of what has been taught in school. If your child is having difficulty completing homework with little or no guidance, please let me know so I can spend more time working with your child on mastering that particular concept. If homework is not completed, there is no punishment. However, I am huge on rewarding student effort. The kids will be rewarded for having their reading logs signed, homework completed, and in their folder.
Please encourage your child to be responsible and start the habit now of doing homework daily. :)