What You and Your Child Can Expect
Your First Grader can expect approximately 10 minutes of homework each evening. Please make homework part of the after school routine to build responsibility and reinforce important skills learned in school. This homework will consist of:
- sight word cards
- basic math facts, to build speed and accuracy in addition and subtraction facts.
- a leveled reading book and reading log (beginning in October)
- weekly spelling words to study
We encourage you to make reading fun and enjoyable. First graders need to read every day and benefit from being read to as well. With daily practice, you will begin to see wonderful growth in your child's reading fluency. Call Grandma and read to her over the phone, read to younger siblings and most of all praise your child while listening to them read.