Homework

Homework is due the next morning.  Please remember that we are teaching responsibility and homework is your child's "job."  Try to let them complete the work independently, helping with reading the directions, if necessary.  Parent encouragement and a quiet work place are helpful, and you may want to check their work after they are finished.  Your child will normally have about 30 minutes (not including the Home Reading Program) each night.  Sometimes we will have special projects that require more time.

 

MONDAY NIGHT

Spelling Worksheet

Practice Spelling words

 

TUESDAY NIGHT

Handwriting Practice

Reading Comprehension

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Math Worksheet--may be 2-sided, practice flash cards

Vocabulary/Phonics Worksheet

 

THURSDAY NIGHT

Study Bible Verse for Friday test

Study Spelling Words for Friday test

 

HOME READING PROGRAM

     Your child should be reading at least 20 minutes on average every school night.  I know some nights this is difficult, and I suggest catching up on other nights or over the weekend.  Reading needs to be practiced, and it is also helpful if you read out loud to your child sometimes (which also counts for some of that 20 minutes a day) so they hear how fluent, dramatic reading should sound.

     Think of reading as a new activity you would be learning: you need to see it "demonstrated," which is you (the coach) reading out loud to your child; you need to practice what you are learning so you get better, which is the daily reading practice; and you need to warm-up and stretch, which may be reading an old favorite or easier book or reading a more challenging book.  All of these parts will improve your skill!