First graders do receive homework Monday through Thursday and should read for at least ten minutes every night. First graders receive their homework at the beginning of the week along with a weekly planning sheet to help guide them with special dates, activities, and assignment due dates.
In order to help your child become stronger readers, they will have access to the classroom library books each week. These books will be brought home in reading bags at the beginning of the week and should be returned at the end of the week. Students can also check books out of the school library.
All homework should be neatly completed and turned in by Friday.
Homework routines are important to establish and can help your child to strengthen their organizational skills and build independence. One way you can make homework a consistent routine is by creating space and setting aside time for homework to be done. If your child has questions about the homework or is unsure of what to do, just send in a note along with the assignment so I can review it with your child. Homework should not be stressful and time consuming for your child. Assignments are purposefully selected to review concepts taught in school as well as give students opportunities for independent practice, which includes reading and following the directions, as well as helps them to become more responsible students.