(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights--- No Homework on Fridays)
*** EACH NIGHT your child's homework is to complete the assignment(s) in the
homework packet. This may include activities from the Spelling Ring, Math
activities, and/or Science/Social Studies activities.
*** The completed Homework Packet is due on Friday. Parents, please sign the
cover before returning it to school.
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*** This is a ring of activities that your child can choose from for
spelling homework! Every month, 8 new activities will be added to the
Spelling Ring for greater selection.
*** Each night (M-Th), your child will pick and complete an activity using
at least 10 of his/her spelling words. He/she should not complete the same
activity twice in the one week. Write the activity in the Spelling Notebook
(don't forget to date the page!).
*** Keep Spelling Rings in the Eagle Notebook so they do not get
*** Note for teachers: I originally got 36 cards from Mrs. B's File Cabinet. I
adapted some cards and added others for a total of 72 cards. I print the
cards on card stock and we keep them on a metal ring. Every month, the
students get 8 new cards to add to their ring. By year's end, they may
choose from all 72 cards for their spelling homework. Feel free to
download them for use in your own classroom! Let me know if you have
72 Spelling CardsAlphabetical Listing of Spelling IdeasSpelling Ring-1st cardBack to Top
*** EACH NIGHT your child’s homework is to read for 20 minutes.
Listen to your child reading. Complete the form in the Nightly Reading
Folder (date, title(s), number of minutes read, comprehension question
number, and parent’s initials).
*** Your child should read the book he/she selected from our classroom
Nightly Reading library first. Then he/she can read other books, magazines,
newspapers, or library books for the remainder of the 20 minutes (and
*** Note for teachers: Our Nightly Reading books were printed from Reading A-Z.
The covers were copied onto colored card stock (each level has a different
colored cover) and I made 8 copies of each book. There are wonderful
choices of both fiction and non-fiction for each level. (By making multiple
copies, you can also use these for reading groups!) To keep track of our
books, library pockets and cards were added to the inside of the back
cover. Students "check out" their books daily by removing the card, writing
their name and date, and placing it into the pocket with their name on it.
The pocket chart is just a piece of posterboard with library pockets
attached. The following day, students take the cards out of the pocket
chart, put them back in the returned books, and check out new books. It's
easy to see who has forgotten to check out new books!
*** Every month your child can earn a FREE Pizza Hut personal pan pizza for
reading 400 or more minutes through the Book-It program! This is so easy
since your child's homework is to read 20 minutes each night. If your child
reads 500 or more minutes he/she can earn a free pizza AND a prize from the
*** Please help your child to remember to return his/her Nightly Reading
books to school each day. Your child will NOT receive new books unless the
books are returned each day.
*** I have also included some helpful reading tips… please use them to help
your child become a terrific reader!
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*** As an extra incentive for those children that complete their homework
packet and nightly reading homework each week (and turn it in on time), we
will play Homeworkopoly!!
*** Each Friday, children who completed all their homework will have a
chance to roll the die. They can earn rewards for passing GO and for
landing on certain spots on the game board! There are even Chance and
Community Lunchbox cards to add some more fun!
*** Don't miss your chance to play... do your homework each day!!
*** Note for teachers: Homeworkopoly is a great, fun incentive for
students to complete their nightly homework. I downloaded the game from
Homeworkopoly.com! I used the game board without labels and made
labels appropriate to our school, mascot, and grade. There are card ideas
on the site (for Chance and Community Lunchbox cards) that I used to help
create cards that suited our class. Email me if you have any great ideas
that I can add to our card buckets!
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EAGLES OF EXCELLENCE
*** Click here for more information about Eagles of Excellence... a special
club for students who like to SOAR like an eagle!
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