I am SO excited to say I have been doing a lot of research about how to make homework beneficial. Because of my findings, I have revamped my homework packet covers so that my students are not just reading and doing the CCSS aligned activities, but are encouraged to spend time doing activities aside from video games and I even added a little challenge for each day. My original homework packet covers without the changes are also still included (pages 9-16)
There are four different reading/activity logs to cover one month. Then I start over with the first one (I staple them to the top of my weekly homework packets).
*Please check out my new alternative homework product called FUNWORK! It covers a whole year (36 weeks) and it still has reading and active logs but includes activities as homework choices!