This will be my fourth year using Skill Bags as my kindergarten homework program. Parents truly love this program because it is filled with choices, materials, and a variety of ways to practice. From time to time they are not sent home due to my absence or absent-mindedness. Boy, do I get questions about why it has not been sent home.
It is a skill based program and was created with that intent. I believe it is meaningful because parents can see a connection to what we do in school, there are many choices, and it is necessary for the child to work with his/her parent. While these activities don't dig deep into content, they support children with basic skill development in literacy and math.
You will find a slew of flashcards, suggested activities, a log sheet, pages for a writing journal and more! If you email, I will send a free version of the activity sheet in Word so you can edit the content and suggestions based on your needs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some parents simply use the materials and spend the suggested amount of time with their child. However, I have found some parents to get very creative and make games out of the materials in the bag.
I also have found keeping a skill bag handy for volunteers to use with kids is simple and effective. Let's face it, some kids need a great amount of repetition to learn letters, sounds, numbers, etc. All of these activities are right there for volunteers to use.