Check your Homework Checklist sheet in your Homework Folder for each night's assignments. Look for Tuesday Night folders coming home each week.
Homework for the Week will typically look like this *Remember to bring your red Homework Folder home and back to school each day. *Read at least 20 minutes each night. *There will be math homework most nights. This is a review of what has been taught at school and should be returned the following day. *Speedy Read Reading Fluency - To help increase reading fluency, each week a reading story will be sent home to practice each night. Please time your child as he/she reads the passage. Repeat the reading activity every night to help improve reading fluency. On Thursday night, answer the questions on the reverse side, and return the page to school on Friday. * Math facts - Complete and practice the addition facts throughout the week. On Friday those facts will be tested. * Each Monday I will send home a sheet of paper explaining what we are learning in Language Arts for the week and what the students will be expected to know by Friday's reading test. Feel free to do extra practice at home or use the challenge words if needed for your child. * Reader Response Journal - THIS WILL BEGIN LATER IN THE YEAR WHEN STUDENTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE DEPTH & COMPLEXITY ICONS. All students are expected to be reading 20+ minutes each night at home. Once a week (for now), each student needs to complete an entry in his/her Reader Response Journal to go along with what is being read at home. 1. Think about and connect to what you read. 2. Start with the introduction sentence "I know the piece I read..." 3. Choose one of the menu items / icons to write about. 4. Complete the "silly" activity (for example, reading your response in an alien voice). 5. Draw and color a picture to go along with your writing. 6. Have a parent sign your page. 7. Turn it in by Friday. Remember to be a scholar! Really think about what you read and challenge yourself to do your best :)