The homework for kindergarten is for the children to listen to his/her
library book being read to them and return it the next week, or when it is
finished. Extension ideas include: draw your favorite character, tell about
your favorite part of the story, imagine you are one of the characters; what
would you have done and why?, find sight words, tell the story by using just
the pictures and covering up the words, retell the story in order in your own
words, write your own story of what would happen after the ending, etc. The
possibilites are endless!
When your child practicesbrings home a copied book from school, he/she is to
practice reading it with you, and then save at home for independant reading
material. Celebrate your child's success in reading them independantly!
Your child will occasionally bring home a class book with pages made by each
child in the class. This book has sight words that your child is learning to
read at school. Please let your child read this book to you, you can sign
the sheet on the back, and send it back the next day for another child to
have his/her turn.
You can be playing the 100's game with your child by taking turns
counting to 100 (one person does evens, and the other does the odds). If
your child has mastered this, you can go to 200 or even try counting
backwards from 100 to 1.
Your child should be telling you about the events in school each day and
should show you what they brought home, if anything.
If there is any additional homework to be completed at home, you will find
it in your child's folder. Please check their backpack DAILY for homework,
upcoming events, etc. Some math, science, and social studies lessons have
homework, but some don't, so it will not be coming home on a regular schedule.
Remember to always make schoolwork fun time together and never make it a
chore. A love of learning starts at home. Let your child see you reading
novels/magazines/newspapers for enjoyment. You will be amazed how much your
child learns and grows this year!