The most important homework you can help with at home this year is to read daily with your child. I know that you are already enjoying books together because this class loves to read! Thank you so much for giving this gift to your student!
Here’s an example of the reading log I will send home each Monday. This is a writing routine that we will be doing at school also. At this time, we are practicing this in a modified form with teacher support. Please help your student remember to turn it in on the following Monday morning. On Mondays, our writing is focused on Weekend News. You will notice that there is a space on the back for your student to write 3 Weekend News Ideas. Feel free to help with the writing part especially if the mechanical aspects of writing are a struggle at this point in the year. I want this “Homework” to be enjoyable! It is a way of connecting the family and classroom communities and sharing our learning. Please let me know if you have questions.
Weekly Reading Log and Book Review Please read with your student for 10-20 minutes each day. This can be either your student reading to you or you reading to them. Please have your student put this log in the Finished Work Bin each Monday.Thank you!
|Number of minutes read
Please help your student write and/or draw about one book that you read together this week.
Draw one thing from the book
I liked/disliked (circle one) this book.
This book was fiction/non fiction (circle one)
(This part is optional) I liked/disliked this book because_______________
(The Back Page will look like this…)
Weekend News Ideas:
Please help your first grader write a list of 3 things that happened over the weekend that could be ideas for a Weekend News Story on Monday.
Write a list of 3 things that happened over the weekend.
(examples: making pancakes, bike ride, helping mom in the yard etc.)