Wow parents! We have started our second week of school and your children are getting the “hang” of our classroom! I am so proud of my kiddos!
Today started our first week of homework. I’m sure many of you probably have a question or two about homework. I just want to stress that homework is not meant to be dreaded or have your child feel like I am torturing them. Homework is simply a practice tool. Homework should take about 30 minutes (this includes reading for 20 minutes). If it is taking longer, please let me know.
Homework basics: In your child’s homework you will see sight words, a language or writing activity, and a daily math practice. Each child is given a different set of sight words. These are words your child is practicing. These words are words that your child may not immediately recognize- they are important to building their reading and writing skills.
Writing: There is also a writing portion attached (this week) to your homework. Please encourage your child to write in their own words. I want them to practice having to stretch words out to spell, practice putting in punctuation, and share their thoughts or opinions.
Due: Homework is due on Friday. Please work a little bit each night. I know things come up (they always will), I just ask that you please have homework finished by Friday to turn in.
Reading: Please have your child read 20 minutes each night. This builds their reading stamina (ask your child, they know what this means!) If you need a book to read at home, please let me know.
Please remember Open House is this Thursday, August 13th at 6 pm. I look forward to seeing you then! One last thing, I would like to express a special thanks to all of you for your support. I couldn’t do this without you 🙂