This homework is designed to be folded almost in half * then stapled folded onto a page in the student's spiral for homework. Assignments require written practice in the notebook such that it is not necessary to make photocopies (other than copying a class set of the calendars).
The homework is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills which are similar to the Common Core Standards. Sunday spaces are used to communicate to parents what the learning objectives in each content area will be for the week. There is a suggestion for introduction of the homework to the parents. My colleague introduced me to the great practice of introducing and modeling homework to parents on "Meet the Teacher Night" or on "Open House" so that parents see the expectation, time required to do homework, and have the opportunity to ask questions. My colleague stressed to parents how important their support was. ++
The calendar is being uploaded in doc format so that you can personalize according to your curriculum, units, holidays, add your teacher name (I usually did), and any other modifications you may want to make to adjust the calendar to your needs. It is meant to be a sort of template/suggestion to help save you time :) Months August/September through May/June are provided, with dates corresponding to the 2017-2018 school year.
* I usually folded the calendar folded vertically so that it could be opened horizontally on the vertically-oriented spiral page. Since the later months are two sided, this allows, the parent to remove, flip, and re-staple if desired. You can also attach a page protector to each spiral or a bradded folder with primary paper.
++ I have read how Norwegian students are not required to do homework until high school and have exceptional standing in their academics. One major difference between their student population and ours is that they have very little diversity among their students (meaning cultural/ethnic/ ELL diversity) nor do they have the great diversity in SES levels that we have in the US. For these reasons, my colleague and I found it supported student learning to suggest home practice to parents. We allowed the success students experienced to be the reward if parents were able to help the child and did not deliver consequences to students who did not do homework. If students did the homework incorrectly, we would take a moment before starting our day to do a quick clarification/ correction verbally.