Are you looking for a way to:
- reinforce reading, writing and math at home?
- provide some variety and predictability to your students’ homework routine?
- support parents with tips and ideas for helping their child?
The Interactive Homework Notebook will do all of this and more!
I personally believe that kids should not have a lot of homework, especially in the younger grades. However, children DO need lots of home practice with reading, writing and math. I have always found that many parents simply don’t know how or what to reinforce at home, and we as teachers are often quick to say, “Read for 15 minutes and practice your math facts,” when assigning homework. When parents are provided with support, they will begin to feel more comfortable helping their children read, write and do math. That’s where this resource comes in! The Interactive Homework Notebook is a notebook that children will create at home, with the assistance of their parents (the level of assistance needed will vary based on age and skill level). The activities are all hands-on and can be completed in about 10-15 minutes. Each activity will provide parents with specific learning goals, instructions, and ideas for how they can help and support their child. Because parents and children can work together on these activities, parents will become involved in their child’s learning and gain a better understanding of how to provide assistance and support, and how to extend the learning past the assignment. Students will practice essential reading, writing and math skills in an engaging, interactive way.
This resource includes all the printables you need to get started with Interactive Homework Notebooks :
- Detailed teacher implementation instructions
- Parent letters, FAQ pages, and instructions
- More than 100 engaging, interactive templates
- Learning goals, instructions and ideas for parental support on EVERY homework template
***Any of these activities can also be used by classroom teachers as supplements to any interactive notebook.***
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Teaching Resources by Shelley Gray