Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by CFClassroom, Sep 12, 2010.
Sep 12, 2010
What grade level do you teach and what do you give for nightly homework? Thanks.
I teach kindergarten and give NOTHING for homework.
*Weekly Reading Log to be done every night
* Spelling and Reading page
* Math review pages, usually 1 per night
* Writing missed spelling words 3 times based off their pre-test on Mon.
Homework is due on Friday though
One worksheet a night
15 minutes of reading a night- parent signs log
15 minutes of reading.
And a homework calendar that has a simple assignment every school day--something like "Write your spelling words in a creative way" or "Make an ABAB pattern and an ABCABC pattern"
I teach K, 1, and 2.
2nd: Packet goes home Monday, due Friday
15-20 min of reading (sometimes I send home a book or weekly reader, sometimes it's their choice)
The math game for the week
Sometimes a math page
Study spelling words
Study math facts
Sometimes a writing - spelling sentences, response to reading, prewriting for an upcoming story, etc.
Sometimes I'm tempted to scrap it all and use my Evan Moor Daily Language review and Daily Math review - copy the 2 pages for each week and send that home.
But our math games are great, and there is something to be said for sticking with your team on things that go home...
-I encourage families to read each night (we have a school-wide incentive program).
-Beginning in December I will send guided reading books home a few nights a week.
-I will occasionally send home projects (create a family crest, all about me posters, etc.).
i teach 3rd grade....
Spelling and math practice (4 or 5 worksheets of each) (spelling words worksheet on the front, math on the back. math is usually review of what was taught last week). At the end of each packet is also a poem for fluency practice. I randomly pick 4 kids each week to read the poem to the class. Homework packet goes home every Friday and is due the following Friday.
Reading 20 min per night
Math practice page (10-15 problems on average) each night
Spelling/Vocab 2-3 days a week
2nd -5th...they have a homework calendar with a choice of spelling assignments each night and a short journal assignment. Reading 15 minutes per night. Unfinished class work also goes home.
2nd: one worksheet per night (different subject each night) front only 1st semester, front and back 2nd semester.
2 spelling activities per week-their choice
review vocab and sign by Wednesday
read 15 minutes per night
All of the spelling words for the year and allowable activities are listed on my website. So, the kids could work way ahead of they need to. I also have study hall for 30-45 minutes at the end of the day where they can start homework if they are finished with all other work.
I teach Lang. Arts/World History and I can't give homework. Only the Math and reading teachers on our grade can do that.
I teach 5th.
We do this every night 4 times a week:
literacy skill page
reading log every night (due Friday)
1-2 Language arts worksheet every night
Math practice 2x a week
Sep 13, 2010
I give very little homework:
-read at home every night
-one Reading Response each week
-one or two writing journal prompts (depends on the week) that have been started in class
Sep 15, 2010
I normally send home spelling words, a math ditto( review) and maybe a grammar or reading ditto.