Sunday, October 5, 2014

homework

Here is a copy of the letter coming home today about homework.

1st Grade Homework

Dear Parents,
First grade homework starts today, Monday, October 6th.  Here’s what you need to know about your child’s homework:
  1. Your child must read for 20 min. each night.
  2. Your child must read any books in the book bag and do any book bag activities. (Book bag reading can count towards the 20 m in.)
  3. Two pages of math will go home each week and must be turned in on Friday.
  4. Your child can also choose to do 1, 2, or 3 other homework activities each night:  Spelling City (online), Xtra Math (online) or Flash Cards (Add and Subtract numbers within 10), ST Math (online).  Your child should spend no longer than 5-10 minutes on each of these activities.  Login information for the online homework is located on the next few pages.

Circle the star next to each homework activity your child does that night.  We will count up the stars for the class each day.  When we have collected 200 stars as a class, we earn a class prize!  The more stars kids do each night, the sooner we will earn a class prize. Reminder: non-negotiables do not earn stars. The Star Homework activities are extra/bonus.

Please note that if you are using an ipad, you DO NOT need to purchase any apps. The spelling city and STMath apps are free. For XtraMath, use the website rather than  the app. You can then save the website to the homepage of your iPad/tablet. All of these websites can also be used on computers.

Don’t have the internet? No problem!  Your child can still earn stars by practicing math facts with flashcards, or practicing trick words with flash cards.  Make it fun! Play Memory or Go Fish with the flashcards you and your child create.  

PLEASE let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Happy Homework,

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