1st Grade Homework Policy:
According to Responsive Classroom research there is no proven correlation between academic achievement and homework. Many children have extracurricular activities that provide rich learning experiences. We believe after long school hours, children need to explore and have time to play. The 1st grade team wishes to make homework meaningful and related to teaching content.
We will send home a weekly reading and writing log in Friday Folders each month. We hope that each student is reading or read to for 20 minutes daily and writing for 20 minutes daily. When we start a new unit in math class, we will send home a parent letter about the unit of study, as well as suggested family activities relating to the unit. Any unfinished work in Math will be sent home to be completed. Unfinished work should be completed and returned to school.
We will periodically send home family home projects for units of study we do as a team.
Missing a homework assignment? Need another copy? You will find links below to assigned homework projects!
Reading & Writing Log Monthly Homework - Due montly at the end of each month -- Families complete and return logs each month as a way to document their student's reading and writing homework each night. Teacher will keep logs and send home a new one each month.
Family Hopes & Dreams Homework - Due September 9th -- Families think about their hopes and dreams for their students at school this year.
"Me Bag" Sharing Homework - Due September 9th -- Families and students put meaningful objects in the bag. Students in class guess whose bag it is based on the items inside. Student shares about the items.
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