•  Each night students will bring home their binder. Please record their reading on their reading log.  The reverse side of the calendar has their Everyday Math assignments.  Your child will fill in their assignment each day.  Please check their backpack daily for the current assignment.  Below is a basic outline of the homework for each night.
     
     
     Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
     
    Read 20 min.
    Math assignment from Home Links
    Practice Rocket Math
     
    Read 20 min.
    Math assignment from Home Links
    Practice Rocket Math
     
    Read 20 min.
    Math assignment from Home Links
    Practice Rocket Math
     
     
    Read 20 min.
    Math assignment from Home Links
    Practice Rocket Math
     
     Read 20 min.
    Practice Rocket Math
     **Throughout the week practice sorting and writing your Word Study sort and your sight words.**
  • Below you will find a description of homework expectations.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification.  Please remember, homework should not be a time of frustration.  If your child is having trouble with the level of difficulty, please contact me so we can find a solution. 
    Reading

     

    Read:  
    Students should read for at least 15-20 minutes each night (document on the reading log calendar located in your child’s binder).  This includes reading poetry, children’s books, magazines, etc.  The reading material your child chooses should be on his/her independent reading level.  This means he/she should be able to read the material fluently and accurately, without your help.  If your child is struggling, have him/her stop reading and choose something else.  Students will be able to take books from school  to read at home.  Please make sure they are cared for and returned each day. 

    Sight Words
     
     
    Sight-Words:
    Your child will receive a personalized sight word ring to use at home and school to practice words that are used frequently in text that he/she can’t read automatically.  The goal is to practice the words enough times so that they become recognizable based on sight, which helps improve reading text.  When your child is sent home with a new word/words, please have him/her dictate a sentence as you write it on the back of the card.  This will help your child if he/she gets stuck on a word.
     
     

    Math
     

    Math Home Links:
    Nightly Home Link assignments are documented on the Home Link calendar located in your child’s binder. Please make sure your child completes the assignment each night.  This assignment is a follow-up to what we are learning in class.  If your child seems to be struggling or getting frustrated/confused, please have him/her stop and write a note on his/her homework page.  I will follow-up with your child the next day when I check over their work.  
    word study
     

    Word Study - Sort Directions:

    ·        Cut out the words.

    ·        Place the HEADERS (underlined words) in a row on the table.

    ·        State the discovery (or “rule”) for each header. Ex: “These words end with –at; these words end with -an.”

    ·        Choose a word/picture, read it OUT LOUD, and sort it under the proper header.                                                         

    Continue until all words are sorted.

    ·        Read up the words in each column to make sure the word truly belongs there. The words should Look and Sound the same, depending on the “rule” of the sort.

    ·        Repeat the discovery once you reach the header.

     

    Additional optional activities:

    ·        Make a list of other words that would fit the SORT pattern. Students would even try to find these in books they are reading.

    ·        Practice assessment: Parent calls out a word and child spells/writes it correctly. To make this as much like our assessment as possible, divide the paper into columns as we do the sort. We want to see students record the word in the correct spot with the correct spelling.