Homework in First Grade

We believe strongly that learning takes place both at home and at school, which is why we value the time that your child is able to spend learning and practicing at home with you.  Throughout the year, we will provide you with many opportunities to practice the skills and strategies that we are learning at school; however, your child will never be penalized for not completing or returning the work that is sent home.  Feel free to use the tools and assignments that we send home in whatever way fits your family best. 

Look for these homework opportunities in your child’s blue folder:

Each Monday a homework packet (with a couple math review pages) will be sent home for the week, to be returned to school the following Monday. This allows a little wiggle room for busy families to get homework completed.

Sight word and spelling practice will also be incorporated into our homework packets.  We will send home new sets of sight words as your child advances to new sets at school.

There will be 15 minutes of nightly reading assigned to support your growing reader. Please, structure this into your nightly routine. Once we have finished our reading assessments, we will start sending home a take home book that is at your child’s reading level each night for you to include in your 15 minutes of reading.

In October, we will start working with students on math fact fluency and we will encourage you to work 5 minutes of online math fact fluency into your weekly homework routine.