These of course can also be using for morning work or bell ringers, whatever teachers are calling them.
I copy language arts on one side and math on the other. Depending on what we are focussing on I will also add one of my 1/2 page fluency sheets for letters names, numbers, sight words or CVC words. Basically the student reads what is on the page, the adult circles the correct responses and signs at the bottom. For example when we are focussing on sight words; a parent can immediately see if their child is having difficulty reading the words.
Then after back-to-school night, where I give that same talk to the parents, I give them out. This year I had a little one yell "YES, FINALLY HOMEWORK" after I gave him his binder.
You can read more about my homework folders and book bags here Homework Binders Book Bags-Take Home Reading Program Managing Daily Homework and Weekly Book Bags How Do I Select Homework?
One of my parents told me they like the homework because it is helping them to learn to read in English too. To think that my little homework is also helping a mom, who in turn will be able to better help her child…
How Do I Get Students to Do Homework I have about a 98% return rate on homework.
Although I teach at a Title 1 school, my parents know that homework is part of the kindergarten routines.
I provide homework that my students can do mostly on their own.
Before I give these all to the kids, I talk about them.
I talk abut how important they are, how special they are and how they MUST take care of them.