HOMEWORK POLICYMrs. Lauricella1st GradeHomework will be sent home Monday through Thursday and should be returned the following day. Papers will have a homework stamp. All homework should be done neatly and completed in pencil.Homework is a way for children to practice what they are learning in school, and for parents to monitor their child's understanding of the skills. If your child is having a difficult time with homework (and coming close to tears or shutting down) please stop the homework and send me a note explaining the difficulty so I can review the material with your child in class. Homework should not be a stressful time for you or your child!Reading:Reading should also be part of the daily homework routine, including weekends. Reading homework can include: your child reading aloud, you reading aloud to your child, and you and your child taking turns reading to each other. If you need some suggestions for good children's literature, please visit my suggested reading page on this website.Word Study:Word Study Homework: Refer to word study homework schedule (to be sent home in early October)
Writing:At times some writing assignments may come home for children to practice with or complete classwork. Please note that developmental spelling is not something that should be focused upon in homework. Children will have a list of sight vocabulary words that they should be focused on with regards to spelling. Children should be encouraged to do their best with words that are not on the sight word list. Spelling at the primary levels is developmental and therefore will look different for different writers.Mathematics:Home Links are part of the Math curriculum and can be identified by the little house at the top. The homework will reinforce the topics focused on during the last few days of math instruction in class. Children are also encouraged to visit the Everyday Math Online website for additional practice and math games similar to those utilized in class.Science:Children are encouraged during class to extend the learning from science at home with their families through conversations, exploration, and making new connections/discoveries at home.Social Studies:Children are encouraged during class to extend the learning from social studies at home with their families through conversations, exploration, and making new connections/discoveries at home.
Last Modified on September 19, 2016