Homework will be assigned in first grade. The main purpose of homework is to reinforce skills your child learned at school. A homework packet will be sent home each Monday and it needs to be completed and returned by Friday morning. Homework should not take any longer than 15 minutes each night. If your child is consistently spending more than 15 mins on their homework, please let me know. We will need to sit down and figure out what we can do to help. I do not want to see anyone getting frustrated.

Reading- Please encourage your child to read. The more practice your child receives, the more skilled he or she will become. Your child will need to read for atleast 20 mins each evening.

Math- Each child will need to memorize their basic addition and subtraction facts. Please work with flashcards to help your child. Math homework will be sent home nightly for review.

Spelling- A spelling test will be given every Friday. They will consist of word patterns and high frequency words. A word list will be sent home every Monday in our Bee Binder. It will be located in our class newsletter. Please help your child practice these words daily.


Some ways parents can help their child with homework are:

  • Have a specific time each day to complete homework.
  • Make sure it is in a quiet, comfortable, well-lit place.
  • Make sure there are no distractions (music playing, TV blaring).
  • Help your child, but do not do their homework for them.