Homework Calendars are sent home at the beginning of each month. Each night your child will do a short reading activity and math activity based on skills that we are working on in class. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes. These calendars are turned in each Friday and returned to you on Monday.
Baggie Books are sent home on Mondays. The bags contain 1-2 books at your child's specific reading level. Each night your child will read the book(s) and during the second half of the year complete a comprehension worksheet that accompanies the story.
Chromebooks are sent home on "Web Wednesdays" by the entire Kindergarten grade level. Some weeks your child will log in to their RDS account and navigate the Buzz learning management system. He/She will complete a "thread" on our class discussion board based on the story we are reading that week. Other times your child will be completing a voice recording where they record themselves reading a book through the Raz-Kids website. I will always send a detailed note home on Web Wednesday's with the directions on what to do and where to find your homework :)
Fry Sight Word Lists are sent home at the beginning of the school year. We study the Fry first 50 words in class. Each week (usually Fridays), I pull each child to test sight words. Some students really excel at sight words and learn 500 over the course of the year, others learn the required 50 and others struggle. As much as I go over sight words during the school day, your child will need extra practice at home recognizing in isolation (flashcards), reading them in context (sentences, books, passages), and writing them.
Bridges Math is a new math series we adopted this school year. I will be sending "Home Connections" in your child's take home folder as we work on way through the math units. The math worksheets will either be due the following day or Friday along with your child's Homework Calendar.
***I know it seems overwhelming...you're thinking my child is in KINDERGARTEN...why do they need homework? You're right it will be overwhelming at first until you get into a routine that works for your family. It is also going to be incredibly exctiing as you see firsthand when working with your child just how far they have come and how much they are learning!!