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Old 03-23-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Do ya'll send home homework in Kinder? I don't usually send home actual worksheets but I do have the parents practice with them on certain things. Once a week I'll send home an activity of something we practiced in math or the letter of the week. Does anyone have set homework sheets of things they can practice everyday maybe on one sheet?


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We start weekly homework packs in January. It usually includes a math and phonic review sheet and a reading and writing activity (stories that students or parents read). They also have the list of spelling words (word families (8) plus two sight words) to study for. Occasionally it will include a science or social studies activity. I try to limit it to no more than four activities/worksheets a week. Students get the pack on Monday and return it by Friday.
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Kelly's Kindergarten Homework
Old 03-23-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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I use the homework packet idea from Kellyskindergarten.com it is wonderful and I really have no complaints. I do have to tweak things so that they work for me but other than that they are great and my parents and students want more to do!
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Kelly's Kindergarten HW
Old 03-24-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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I also use Kelly's Kindergarten homework packets, and I absolutely love them! The packets have a full month's worth of homework, which saves me time on having to copy sheets daily or weekly.

I have received nothing but positive feedback regarding the packets. I check them once a week (on Fridays). If all the work is completed, the student gets a sticker on the packet for that week.

The parents really appreciate how flexible it is--since I only check it once a week, they have the ability to do more or less of the pages on nights they are able. The parents comment about how much the students love to do the sheets, and how they enjoy seeing what we are learning about in school.

I have found this as a very positive and less stressful way to do homework. It only takes the student less than 10 minutes per night, and helps bring the parents and student together!

As far as grading, I only check hw for completion. It, for me, is more about the process than the product.

I hope this helps!
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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My children have homework everyday. On Mondays it is always something oral - tell their birthday, phone number, count by 10's to 100, etc. Tuesday - a handwriting sheet ( the letter of study) and a math sheet, Wednesday - I send home each child's homework notebook ( a black/white composition notebook) and they have to do something in it that goes along with our unit of study ( today is was to draw an ant colony - don't forget all of the various tunnels and rooms), Thursday - another math sheet, and Friday - the homework notebook goes home again and they have to do something (usually 3 pictures that start with the letter that we are studying) to go along with the letter that we are studying.

I staple the homework calendar on the inside of the children's BEE folder at the beginning of each month. I check each child's homework each morning. The children also do a monthly book report. They color a picture about something about that happened in a story that they have had read. They get up in front of the class and retell the story and show their picture. At first, they usually tell just a few things, but now they are doing fabulous retelling which falls right in on what we expect for the DRAs.

The parents know the routine, they appreciate that it is always the same from week to week and it doesn't take more than 5-15 mins each night. Our school also has the expectation that they read every night and record it in the child's reading log which is in the BEE folder.

My homework calendar is also on my classes webpage. I only have 1 child this year who doesn't do his homework each night. It has been very beneficial for us all.


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