As stated in my previous post, homework assists students in achieving academic success; a correlation exists between the amount of time devoted to learning and achievement in a subject. One of the many benefits of homework is that is serves to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
Kindergarten homework should be completed in pencil and all pictures should contain color and detail. A child should do their best and be proud of their accomplishments. Using a composition book, our kindergarten curriculum instructs students to complete the following tasks:
Monday – write the assigned sight words 5-10 times in your journal.
Tuesday – complete the sentence by drawing a picture. If possible, label your drawing. We do this five times.
Wednesday – sort objects
Thursday – math related assignment (worksheets reinforcing positions of objects and sorting)
Everyday – read for 20 minutes
Homework did not begin until week the beginning of week 4.
Sight words: I, am
Sentence: I am _____.
Sort: Upper and lower- case letters
Sight words: see, a
Sentence: I see a ______.
Sort: Upper-case letters that are in your name from those that are not in your name.
Sight words: can, we
Sentence: Can we ____?
Sort: Items found in fall from items not related to fall (e.g. rake, apple, ice cream cone, snowman)
Family fun week: Decorate a scarecrow
Sight words: the, in
Sentence: We can see the ____ in the ____.
Sort: Beginning sounds sort – M and B. Pictures (e.g. bike, bell, bag) with the sound /b/ from pictures (e.g. mittens, mouse, mop) that begin with the /m/ sound).
Sight words: and, go
Sentence: We can go in the ____ and the ____.
Sort: Beginning sounds sort – S and T. Pictures (e.g. socks, snake, sun ) with the sound /s/ from pictures (e.g. ten, tent, tiger ) that begin with the /t/ sound).