HOMEWORK WILL START ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015.
Homework is an important element to your child's adjustment and
growth in school. Kindergarten homework is designed to be completed
with an adult or older sibling. Homework is given on Friday. Unless
specified, homework is due BY the following Friday.
Every week your child will bring home a "Homework Bag" which will contain
two books. The children choose the books from a large selection. There will
be some weeks when your child brings home the same book(s). That is fine.
It means your child enjoys the particular book.
When your child brings home the books:
1. Find a comfortable place to sit together.
2. Talk about the cover.
3. Take a "picture walk."
a. Start on the first page.
b. Talk about the picture. Do not read the words.
c. Continue steps a and b through the second to
d. Go back to the beginning of the book. Read
the story together.
e. Discuss the story/book as you read it.
4. Read the book several times together.
5. Your child will start to read the book back to you.
6. Let your child read the book to anyone and everyone!
When your child returns the books to school, he/she will be asked to
read one of the books to me, a small group and/or the whole class.
Most weeks your child will also bring home an activity sheet. Usually it is
related to one of the letters of the week, a holiday or special activity.
Again, the activities are designed to be completed with an adult or older
sibling. Please do not do the activity for your child. There are always 3-4
activities from which to choose. You can complete one, two, three or all of
the activities! It is entirely up to your child how many activities s/he
wishes to do. BUT, AT LEAST ONE ACTIVITY A WEEK IS REQUIRED.
Later in the year, a "Reading Log" will be sent home in your child's homework
bag. Your child must choose one of their homework books and write about it.
Directions are inside the Reading Log's front cover.
Please remember, Kindergarten homework is designed to be fun and relaxing.
Take your time, spread the activities out over the week and enjoy!