In Kindergarten....yes. First. Day. Of. School. Homework.
Now parents may panic just a bit when they read the title on the homework page, but once they see what it is they can relax!
Don't we all have those little kinders that come in on the first day of school expecting to learn how to read THAT DAY?
Well this is a great solution to that dilemma...no getting discouraged on the first day of Kindergarten.
No, no... not in our rooms! =)
Ms. B down the hall has been sending this environmental print homework assignment with the kids on the first day of school for years and they LOVE it! Not only are they excited when they realize that yes they CAN read some things, but they have HOMEWORK too!
Big kid homework!
So here is the form that she sends home with the kids on the first day:
Once they bring back their homework she does a couple of things with them. They do meet as a class to "read" their homework to each other. Then some years she has made these into a book for the class library. Of course this is a class favorite right away because it is a book that all of them can read!!
Other years she has displayed the labels on a board near her reading center and whole group area. This gives them opportunities to read the labels or look for specific letters in large group and small group settings.
Hope everyone is enjoying as much summer as they can before heading back into those classrooms! Enjoy every minute of it =)