Grade 1 / Mrs. Blodgett
Homework is an excellent tool for reinforcing classroom learning, developing time managementskills, and fostering responsibility. Therefore, your first grader will have daily assignments inspelling, math and reading. These assignments should not take much longer than about 10-20
<divminutes per night. In addition to these assignments your child should read 15 minutes each
night. At first you may need to assist your child, but as they become more comfortable with theroutine, they will be able to work more independently. So that you know what to expect, thehomework is briefly outlined below.
Assignment Notebook: Each night your child will bring home an assignment
notebook. Routine assignments as well as special assignments will be recorded inthis notebook each day.
Spelling: The spelling book will come home each Monday after the new weekswords are introduced. Starting Monday one page of homework should be done eachnight. The spelling book is due back at school on THURSDAY. Spelling tests are given on Friday.
Math: A math sheet will be sent home almost every night. This is a brief (5 – 10minute) activity that reinforces the lesson from that day and/or a previous day.The math sheet may require the help of an older sibling or parent. This sheet isalways due the next day.
Reading: The Macmillan reading program offers the chance to send home guidedreading books. These books may have been previously read by your child and theyshould be able to read them independently. These are always due back at schoolthe following day. The “paper” books may be kept at home. Please make you’reyour child brings their “reading folder” back to school the next day. PARPparticipation is expected while the program runs (October – March).
Handwriting: After a letter has been introduced for handwriting purposes, yourchild’s practice sheet may be sent home. Please have your child complete the sheetif it wasn’t completed in class. These sheets do not need to be returned to school.
Supplemental: Occasionally I may send home an assignment that correlates with aspecific unit of study.