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Discussion in 'First Grade' started by VANewbie, May 18, 2011.

  1. VANewbie

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    I would like to do homework differently next year. This year I basically try to give things that are of course review. I try to give something math on monday, tuesday writing, wed reading comprehension, etc

    I feel I could do something better next year. I have noticed that my third grade team gives homework in a packet that is due each Friday. I guess this is pretty much what I do but I do not put it in a packet and it is due the following day.

    I have noticed some teams send a monthly homework chart home and it is things that they can do but they do not have to make copies.
    For example:
    Find five nouns in your house.


    I just know I want to do something different but I do not know what. Many of my students this year do not even do their homework and I am constantly making copies.
    I guess I am also wondering if what I am doing is meaningful?

    What do you do?
     
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  3. mopar

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    Practice math facts or counting, reading or listen to reading, and journal writing....at least when I taught younger students.
     
  4. VANewbie

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    Yes and see I like all of that but then I feel like I need an accountability piece. Maybe a parents signature but some of my students do their homework at afterschool daycare and others do not see their parents afterschool so idk.
     
  5. waterfall

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    Most of our teachers give weekly packets that are due at the end of the week. For things like "read 20 minutes" or "practice spelling" they have to get a signature. If they go to our afterschool program, babysitter, or whatever, the teacher/caregiver can sign the paper instead of the parent. I often signed off on kids' homework in the afterschool program. In college I volunteered at a shelter and often helped kids with homework and signed off on their homework for their schools.
     
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    I just tell them their homework has to be signed by someone who can drive and write in cursive.
     
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    We use a parent signature, but any adult at an afterschool program can sign or a babysitter can sign.

    Something else you could do is have the students write their spelling words in creative ways or make a picture of what they read.
     

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