Do your students need practice memorizing their full name, address, and important phone numbers? I'm always amazed at how many of my second graders each year can't spell their last name, don't know their house number or the name of their street, and can't tell me any phone numbers! No, these aren't CCSS indicators, but they're important pieces of information for young students to learn.
I have used this assignment as homework in my second grade class for the past dozen or more years. I think it’s important that children know (and can spell!) their full legal names and addresses. And although the children who come to school with cell phones in their pockets are younger each year, it’s still important to know a few phone numbers from memory. (You can choose whether to ask your children to memorize three phone numbers or just two; two different student pages are included.) *Updated: blackline pages are now included!
I make this assignment a homework task and I tell the parents at Back-To-School Night that THEY are responsible for checking the phone numbers. I will check the name and address, but the parents can glance at the phone numbers before their child brings it back to school. The little quarter-page notes can go home with the assignment the first time or two if necessary.
Once or twice a year, I have the children complete this paper in class. We call it a quiz and most of them pass with flying colors. Mission accomplished!