A simple way to improve parent engagement, involvement at home, & keep parents in the know! Create simple or complex homework bracelets to encourage discussion and practice of new concepts at home with parents, siblings, and family members. Homework bracelets empower parents & families to help their children practice & master new learning.
Create your own, or grab my year long bundles here!
(Also great for preschool!)
First Grade Homework Bundle
♥Why do TEACHERS love homework bracelets?
1. Bracelets allow for easy differentiation. Give each student bracelets based on their remediation and extension needs, or give the entire class the same bracelet as homework to preview or review a standard.
2. Students spend extra time at home working on concepts (because, let's face it, there is never enough time at school), and practicing new skills in various contexts helps students better retain new information.
3. Parents are kept in the know about what their child is learning without time-consuming daily/weekly newsletters. Easily up the school-home connection and communication!
♥Why do PARENTS love these bracelets?
1. They know exactly what their child is learning EACH DAY.
2. They no longer feel like they don't know how to help their child. The simple games & videos empower them with specific (and fun) strategies to support their child.
3. The review activities are short, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate for their child.
♥But do STUDENTS actually like & want to do these activities?
1. Students love showing off things they can do! How many times has a kiddo exclaimed, "Mom, Dad, watch me!" before doing something new they just figured out how to do? (Cannonballing into the pool, spinning in a circle, throwing a stick...) This excitement applies to things they learn at school too, and the simple family activities in this homework allow them to shine!
2. The linked review activities (AKA "Secret Games") encourage positive interactions between child and parent, and is there anything a kiddo loves more than quality time with their parent? :)
Now, when the parent asks, “What did you learn at school today?” kiddos can proudly share and practice their new learning!