Read Everyday: Reading with your child can be a joyful opportunity to create memories around a book. I highly encourage your family to visit the public library and rent high-interest literature and informational books. You might talk about what’s starting to happen, what you notice, or what might happen next. Your conversation need not feel like a comprehension test, rather a curiosity to share in what your child is thinking. Parents, as expert readers, can share your thinking around the book too.
Homework Log: Monday-Thursday, help your child log the following: the title of the main book read, the math game played, and/or the iReady lesson completed.
Read and record the book title:write the title of the main book read. The goal is to read 20 minutes per day, so if multiple books were read, you need only record one. This book may be the child’s self-selected leveled book, a library book, and/or a favorite story book from your home collection. I highly encourage your child to explore a variety of high interest books and the public library is an amazing, FREE, resource. If the book is beyond your child’s independent reading level, he/she can read in a variety of ways: read the pictures, use your own words to retell a story you’ve already heard, participate in a shared read (parent and child read and think about the book together), or listen to reading (parent reads to child). The goal of reading homework is to encourage joyful, shared experiences around books.
Math games: Games are an extension of math workshop and provide your child a chance to share his/her learning. It is important that children solve math problems accurately in ways that make sense to them. At home, encourage your child to explain his/her math thinking. Math games will periodically be sent home and need to be stored in a special place. I recommend getting a math games folder for home so that children can revisit favorite math games. The same math game may be played many times during the week.
iReady lessons: The goal is to have your child pass one reading and one math lesson each week. Note: iReady homework is not yet available. Coming soon!
Word Study and Grammar:
Your child will be bringing home their language arts tablet twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays). At the beginning of each week, a list of 10 - 12 words will be given. The first Six words will reflect the phonics word feature being studied that week.The remaining words will be high frequency words that also reflect a grammar skill. Throughout the week, your child will be engaged in various activities that allow your child to practice the skills being taught. On Friday, a test will be given to assess what was learned.
Monday: (Word Study tablet) Correctly write each word three times
Tuesday-Wednesday: Phonics worksheet
Thursday: (Word Study tablet) Study for spelling assessment and grammar worksheet
Please note: Homework routines are subject to change.