Children in Kindergarten have several opportunities to begin consistent homework practices:
*Reading Logs: Students in Kindergarten are encouraged to read or be read to each night. Parents help keep a “log” of the books that kids have read and any comments that they would like to share about their child’s reading
*Monthly Homework calendars: At the beginning of each month, the students receive a new monthly homework calendar filled with fun, variety activities. Parents initial in the boxes as the child completes each one. The minimum goal is three activities per week.
*Weekly writing: As part of the monthly homework calendar, children are encouraged to draw and write a “story” (with help) each week. The students bring them to school and receive a written response about their story.
*SLAM math booklets: Kindergarten children have an opportunity to work through as many as 30 individual, self paced math booklets throughout the year. The math books begin with basic number recognition/writing practice and progressively get into higher math.
7:50-8:00 Quiet table work/activities
8:00-8:30 Opening: Attendance, Songs, Calendar, Morning Message
8:30-9:30 Reading Groups, Reading Centers, Writing
*10:10-10:30 Whole group reading activities
10:50 Dismissal (10:35 on Wednesdays)
*Mrs. Goodman’s specials: 10:10-10:30; Whole group reading 10:30-10:50
11:20-11:30 Quiet table work/activities (11:05 on Wednesdays)
11:30-11:55 Opening: Attendance, Songs, Calendar, Morning Message
11:55-12:55 Reading Groups, Reading Centers, Writing
1:35-1:50 Whole group reading activities
2:20 Dismissal (1:50 on Wednesday)