First Grade Homework
Please click on the link below
for the weekly homework assignments
Richmond Street School has a homework policy for each grade level. First grade policy is twenty minutes of homework and ten minutes of reading each day.
Homework is accessible via our website. In an effort to save ESUSD paper, we are asking parents to print the pages each week and turn them in on Friday.
First grade homework is very basic and will consist of:
sight words - to be printed, cut out and made into flashcards or just practiced enough so your child is ready for the weekly oral sight word test.
spelling words - words and sentences should be written each day to prepare for the Friday spelling tests.
Click here for a website to help practice spelling words!
reading log - list books read each day. Your child should be reading at least 10 minutes each day.
math pages - math pages will be a review / practice of what we are learning about in class. Encourage your child to work through mistakes and problem solve.
Please have your child practice reading the weekly sight words and writing the spelling words.
I will know who practiced and who didn't when I grade the spelling tests on Friday! : )
On Fridays, I will check the homework folder to see the completed math home links and reading log. A "check off" sheet will stay in the homework folder with a date and stamp or sticker for completed work. There is also a place where we can communicate about the homework. If you have questions, please ask as I will gladly explain any part of the homework that may have been confusing or difficult for your child.
Please remember that homework is a school policy and is used to reinforce skills learned in school and to encourage independent study habits for your child. Please help your child learn responsibility and keep the homework folder in a special place all week and have your child be ready to turn the homework folder in every Friday. Thank you for your support in helping your child develop important, life long study skills.
Homework should take your child about
20 minutes each night.
Plus...10 minutes of reading each night!
Please see me if you and your child feel the homework is too challenging.
We will work together to make it a positive learning experience for your child.
Please be sure and ask your child comprehension questions at the end of each book read.
Reading comprehension is a very important skill.
In February, a writing portion will be added to the homework.