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  1. Bolivar09

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    Hello
    I'm a new teacher and i was wondering what method you use for homework. I would also like to see sample homework packet so i could have a idea of what to included weekly......

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    I have S.C.H.O.O.L folders (like bee books) that go home nightly. The only homework that I put in their folders, that will be routine hw, is a reading log, for 15 minutes of reading nightly, a letter review page, and a counting worksheet. As I go through the year I give various worksheets as supplements, so the parents can see what their children are learning, and I feel like it gives the kiddos that warm fuzzy feeling to have hw like their bigger sibling. But routine, as I said is just the alphabet, counting, and reading.
     
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    I don't do a weekly homework packet, though we are required to give it nightly. They have to have one math thing to do, and one LA/phonics activity. It is not always written, but sometimes just practicing counting/reading/letter sounds, etc. Do you have anyone at your school that you can work with?
     
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    I send home AR books later in the year and word rings. Other than that, no homework at my school for kinder.
     
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    My son's kinder had a homework schedule. Monday night problem solving journal. Tuesday and Wednesday - leveled reader. Thursday - fluency binder (aka poetry binder)
     
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    What was the problem solving journal?:confused:
     
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    I don't really do homework. Once and a while I will send something home to be completed with their family (usually something for social studies, such as write and illustrate a responsibility you have at home). We have school-wide reading goals for them to reach monthly, and then when I start guided reading they are expected to re-read the book at home.

    Personally, I think Kindergarten is way to young for homework. I understand the whole responsibility thing, but they're 5! (I know some schools require it, and I would just hate that.)
     
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    My son did not have a work packet for kindergarten homework. What he did have though are these types of homework assignments....a reading log (Mom/Dad read books a-z by authors and son illustrates pictures about his favorite part) , Book It program-logging nightly reading, show and tell projects due every Tuesday (Mom/Dad help son make a rocket ship, make a kite, get together a guess it bag game, tell a joke and such and such) and starting in March of the K year my son had leveled readers to read every night as homework. The next day the kids needed to read to their reading buddies.

    My daughter will be attending a different school in a different district for kindergarten in a couple of weeks, so I'm curious to see how different the homework is.
     
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    I liked doing monthly calendar homework. You just send home a calendar with different activities for the whole month. Each day, parents put their signature, saying that they did the following activity with their child. I would also have them read each night for 20 minutes. This went towards their pizza hut certificate. I liked this method because it saved a LOT of paper.

    http://www.kellyskindergarten.com/Homework/monthly_homework.htm
    http://www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/valhalla/koctober_b1.html
    http://www.kinderkorner.com/calendars.html
     
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