Weekly homework ideas

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  1. Backroads

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    Sometime ago I made a post with a disenchantment and desire to just get rid of homework in my class.

    I've decided that I will resume weekly homework, but I'd like to keep it to one simple sheet and keep it with some broad ideas rather than busy worksheets.

    What I'm thinking I'll include:

    • A graph/recording spot for reading (haven't decided which one yet).
    • Spelling words
    • Sight words
    • Li'l spot for reminders and whatnot.


    I'm toying with the idea of putting a few math problems on the back, but I really want to avoid the busy work look. Plus, many of our students have parents who can't speak/read English so busy work instructions are fairly futile. My husband speaks/reads Spanish fluently so I'm considering having him put any reminders in Spanish.

    Any thoughts on this? More things? (if so, what?) Fewer things?
     
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  3. TnKinder

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    My homework is really simple. I put it on the back of the weekly newsletter. I just divided the page into four sections for Mon- Thurs. The reading assignment is usually sight words and the math is what ever skill students are learning along with counting practice.
     
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    You probably already realize this, but for those who don't -- remember that just because someone speaks Spanish doesn't mean they can read or even write in Spanish. We sometimes forget that not everyone around the world has had access to a free education. I used to translate everything in to Spanish (because I had 8 parents who only spoke Spanish) -- only to find out that not one of them could read the written language.
     
  5. Backroads

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    Very good point.
     

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