Every night - Reading Homework
Bring home a book to read with a family member.
Try to read for 15 minutes.
Bring your book AND your homework folder back tomorrow.
Students will be bringing their homework envelope home every night. Students are doing a great job remembering to bring it back and forth each day. We have a white basket marked "Homework" on the shelf by the door where students will put their homework envelope in the morning. Please check the envelope each night for papers, books, or homework. Please know that there may occasionally be an empty folder - but establishing the routine of bringing it home and returning it the next day is my goal.
To that end, students will begin to bring home books each day to read. If you have a great book going at home already, by all means, let me know:)
If your child is a "younger learner", then 15 minutes a night would be appropriate, and 20 minutes for the "olders"!
Also, in October, I will be sending home math facts for practice. The expectation for the Youngers is that they will know all of their facts (addition and subtraction) up to the sum of 10 by the end of the year. Olders will be expected to be automatic with addition and subtraction facts to 20 by year's end.
Reading should be meaningful and fun (setting those patterns of reading for pleasure), and fluency with their math facts gives children confidence and problem solving abilities as the math becomes more challenging. If any homework difficulties occur, let me know:)
Thank you, Kathy