Like many of you, I’ve had a very busy summer. As it is coming to a very tragic end, homework has been on my mind for some odd reason. Random, right?
Well, my thoughts are, “What exactly will my students do for homework this year?” I hate homework in kindergarten for the simple fact that I hate giving “worksheets” for homework. My first year, I did like the rest of my team and sent what was called a Study Buddy Bag. It was just a book, a ring of sight words, letter cards maybe, and whatever else that child needed to work on. I didn’t like the accountability on that.
So, for the next three years, I did a homework calendar. I loved it. However, it seemed just right in the beginning, but then it got a little too easy, especially for my quick learners. I could have changed what they were doing, but I don’t like changing huge things mid-year.
So, I started to do a little research to see what all is out there. I needed some new ideas. Each picture links to the blog post where I found each of the homework ideas.