Kindergarten is a busy year and we have lots to learn to set the foundation for your child's education! I will send extra practice pages (Readwell and GoMath) and a monthly homework challenges page home with your child most weeks. Additional practice is always encouraged, but there is no due date on this work, unless stated otherwise. All of these items are supplied to support your student's understanding. If there is homework that your student is excited about, please send me a picture on Class Dojo and I would love to celebrate with them!
I always encourage reading at home together at least 10-15 minutes a night. Listening to a fluent reader is so beneficial for your beginning reader! As the school year progresses, I will send home reading passages and sight words in your child's Thursday folder that I recommend you review daily to advance your child's reading skills. Keep these reading passages at home and continue to practice reading them.
Suggested additional home activities that will benefit your child's academic performance:
- Read a book (or five) with your child. Talk about the author, who the characters are, and practice re-telling the story.
- Go for a walk and compare leaf sizes, play "I Spy," or ask them about the best and hardest parts of their day.
- Eat dinner as a family.
- Go to bed early to get a good night's sleep.
- Talk about what it means to be a good friend and model good behavior.
- Talk about different types of weather.
- Have your child pick five of their favorite toys and line them up in order from smallest to biggest.
- Count items around the house (how many beans are on their plate at dinner?)
- Work on a puzzle.
- Encourage your child to do things that are hard for them, because that is how our brain grows.
- Plant a garden.
- Practice an instrument.
- Practice handwriting of letters, numbers, and your child's name if it needs more work.
- Use your imagination! You know your child best.
Your support and involvement in your child's education is greatly appreciated!Homework Policy:Homework is a constructive tool in the teaching/learning process when geared to the needs and abilities of students. Purposeful assignments not only enhance student achievement, but also develop self-discipline and associated good working habits. As an extension of the classroom, homework must be planned and organized, must be viewed as purposeful to the students, and should be evaluated and returned to students in a timely manner.
Teachers may give homework to students to aid in the students educational development. Homework should be an application or an adaptation of a classroom experience, and should not be assigned for disciplinary purposes.