Students will have homework Monday - Thursday night.
An adult should read all the directions with the child and check for understanding. As the child's reading skills improve and he/she becomes more familiar with the format of homework, he/she may try to do homework more independently. An adult should check that the homework is complete.
Math homework, from our EngageNY Common Core program, will be given to provide students the chance to reinforce a concept or skill.
Students may also have reading or language arts homework on occasion.
Students will be asked to read for 15 minutes each night with an adult. A Home Reading Log will be sent home with instructions. Extra reading practice with a sibling, pet, or stuffed animal is welcomed, too! Then encourage your child to fill in his/her reading log with the book title and a parent can then sign/date the log.
A few times during the year there will be a special project where students may choose to work over the weekend.
Your child works hard during the week, therefore, I believe in family time on the weekend. If you ask your child what their weekend homework is, they will reply,
"Go Outside And Play!"
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Homework During the Holidays or Vacation Breaks:
While I do not like to assign homework over a holiday vacation, it is important to continue to read with your child every day for 15-20 minutes. It is also is a very good time to teach your child how to tie his/her shoelaces! Just a few minutes each day can go a long way to building your child's independence. It takes LOTS of practice to get the shoelaces to stay tight! In addition, super-long laces often need to be double knotted!
Other Activities that Maintain Skills:
1. Play a board game -- Trouble, Connect 4 and Mancala are a few favorites.
2. Follow a recipe: kids love to learn how to crack an egg, measure, mix, scoop, and taste!
3. Visit the Hendrick Hudson Free Library
4. Borrow a children's science book from the HHFL and try an experiment! Learn how to make your own "Goop" or Playdough.
5. Put a puzzle together.
6. Pull out the construction paper, scissors, glue and colored pencils and make a holiday collage!
7. Water colors anyone? Trust me, you child LOVES to water color!