Homework Tips

 boy and girl reading
Each child has a homework folder that is sent home nightly. I recommend that you spend about 10-15 minutes each night on letters, sounds, number recognition, and sight words. The best gift that you can give your child is to read to them each night.  The children will begin bringing home leveled reading books in September. These are the books you child is working on in Power Hour Reading groups so they should be able to read it independently.  Please let your child read the book to you with little assistance.  They will keep the same book all week to help with fluency. The more times a child reads a text, the more fluent they become.
For extra literacy help, read library books, zip lock bag books, recipes as you cook dinner, the newspaper or magazines. Children love reading environmental print they see at home, grocery store, or road signs. (cereal boxes, crackers, restaurants, Stop signs)

For extra Math practice in counting, have your child count toys as they clean up or count the number of silverware and plates needed to set the table.  Practice counting by 1's to 10, then to 20, then to 50, then from 1 to 100. Also practice counting by 10's to 100.
Please sign the Homework Folder and the Discipline Folder and return each day.  Please return the Friday Folder and Discipline Folder on Mondays.
Practice writing letters and words in a pan of sand, salt or use Play Dough to form letters.
Thank you for all of your help with homework. It makes a big impact on your child's education.