Grade 1 Ho'okele Homework Policy
- Students will be assigned daily homework that reviews/practices skills taught in class.
- Ho’okele Homework policy suggests 1st graders do 20 minutes of homework and 10-15 minutes of reading
- Homework will be given Monday-Thursday (policy) unless a project is declared by the teacher with a due date.
Language and Reading Homework:
- Reading Log - will be in G.O. on Monday 8/21/2017.
- Shared Reading
- Reading Fluency and comp. worksheet (student workbook)
- Phonic Sheets
Spelling Homework Schedule - 1-2-3-4 Days
Directions: Follow this schedule for spelling as it is assigned in the Spelling Composition book (it's the yellow, half sheet of paper glued to the inside front cover). Students may use colored pencils or crayons for coloring purposes. Please use a pencil to write. No pens or markers as they will bleed through the thin paper.
Day 1: Students are introduced to new words for the week in class (pre-test). At home, students will draw a picture for the meaning of each word. Write the spelling word at top of each picture correctly to label the picture. Put a box around the picture so I can find it. For the Sight words aka Popcorn Words (I, do, the, an, etc.) draw a cloud/popcorn around it instead of a picture or a box.
Day 2: Students will review the words and Alphabetize them. Write the Alphabet at the top of the paper to help students find the correct order first, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Day 3: Students will write each word in a complete sentence. Underline the spelling word. Sentences should reflect the grammar and mechanics lessons that are taught in school. Capitalization. Organization. Punctuation. Structure. (COPS)
Day 4: First, students will study the list by reading the words and spelling them out loud to you from the list. Next, students will take a practice test If there are any misspelled words, they are to Copy, cover, write, and check the words 3x. For example,
Ded is incorrect. It should be DAD.
1. Copy word from List - dad
2. Cover word and try to spell again from memory. - dad
3. Check the word. If correct, leave it alone and move to the next word. If misspelled, DO OVER until spelled correctly.
4. If students are struggling with a word, skip it and come back to it later. The words do not have to be done in the list order.
Examples of Math Homework
- Stepping Stones/ Step Up Math pages from book
- Student’s write and spell their numbers, make ten frames, play math grams
- Additional worksheets from other sources
Update: 8/20/2017 Homework Points
I will be sending home a sheet with the following information on it and attached with your child's homework, starting next week (8/28/2017). I will staple all the homework together and place this sheet on the top. Homework from the week will be returned to students the day after we come back from a weekend break. (Monday or Tuesday) Please, please make sure your child's name is on EACH assignment. Not only does this help them practice their writing skills, it also helps me. I already have a pile in my lost and found with no names on student work.
Here is the break down of the points for each day of homework. Please note that I will make adjustments for shorter weeks.
Spelling - 1pt ea day -Total 4 points
Math - 1pt ea day - Total 4 points
Language- 1pt ea day - Total 4 points
Reading Log - 1pt ea day of the week. Due Mondays. Will be returned the following week. Total 7 points.
Weekly Packet is worth 5pts - if students do not finish packet in class, they must take it home for homework at the end of the week.
Total Points for Homework is 24 points.
I will also be providing the Class Dojo points total sheet your student earned through out the week.