Are you interested in changing up your homework this year? I have created this homework set for teachers who never seem to have enough time…or paper! Simply set up your homework folders once, and most of the work is done for you! These pages are so versatile, you can use them as homework, morning work, extra practice, or work for early finishers! While you can certainly use these pages as standard worksheets, each page is intended to be placed in a sheet protector. Students should write directly on the sheet protector with a whiteboard marker. When they erase their writing…it’s as good as new!
The best part about this set is that it is SUPER flexible and customizable to fit your needs! It is SO EASY to differentiate, too! Students work at their own individual pace and keep the pages for as long as you would like them to! I’ve also included a nice variety of activities that include flash cards, flash card games, and fun family activities!
On each student page, there are parent instructions, as well as more challenging extension activities for when they are ready to move on. Some students may need to practice one skill for a week or even a month, but they have the option to do activities that become increasingly more difficult…all while using the same page!
If you were already planning to give your students a homework folder or binder, these pages will fit in perfectly! Here are some of the suggested materials to use with this set that will make your life easier:
- Binders or folders
- Sheet protectors
- Whiteboard markers
- Card Stock (for flash cards)
- Avery 5263 Labels (only if you’d like to use them!)
Please note that these pages are just a “snapshot” of what many teachers feel are the main foundational kindergarten skills for the beginning to the middle of the year, with some extension and challenge activities thrown in. This does not include all Common Core standards for kindergarten, only the most essential!
There are so many options available in this set! Many of the pages are editable to fit your needs and NONE of these pages need to be printed in color. There are black/white and color versions of every page with illustrations.
Here’s what’s included:
Parent Letter Template - includes my example
Monthly Signature Page - Parents just need to sign and date before you want your homework due each week, and the page has signature lines for one whole month. This also includes a section for writing in comments.
Reading Logs – Your students just need to color in one picture every night that they read with their families! I’ve included one that is generic to be used all year, and several cute monthly logs! (Apples for August or September, pencils for September, pumpkins for October, leaves for November, gingerbread men for December, snowflakes for January, hearts for February, shamrocks for March, raindrops for April, flowers for May, suns for June, and stars for July)
Extra Activities Page – I’ve come up with several additional reading and math activities for your kids to do with their families, but there is a fully editable option if you’d like to add in your own! These get them moving around outside and searching around their house for everyday things that can help them with practical applications of the standards! There is also an option for you to add in website or app login information!
Binder Covers or Labels for Folders – Includes covers/labels for Homework or Morning Work, and labels for the inside of their binders/folders (Keep at home/Return to school if you’re using it for homework, Finished/Not Finished/Still Working/All Done labels if you’re using it for Morning Work). ALL of these are available in either color or black and white!
Student Pages – These cover both ELA and math standards. The activities included are:
Name, Alphabet, and Number Tracing
(The name page is editable – I’ve included a list of recommended fonts if you need a tracing font!)
Students practice letter recognition, as well as letter sounds. These include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and mixed up letters. I’ve also included the “fancy a” and “fancy g”! I’ve added a picture page with illustrations for each beginning consonant sound. There are two versions – one that correlates with Zoo Phonics and another that is more generic (A – apple, B – ball, C – cake, etc.)
Reading and Writing
Both Dolch (Pre-Primer/Primer) and Fry (1-100) lists are included. You can give your students only the lists that they need to practice. I’ve also included an editable page if you’d like to add your own words! The writing page includes a space for drawing a picture and one line underneath to write a word or sentence. There is also a Book Report page where they can draw/write about the characters, setting, and their favorite part.
Students can practice reading numbers to 30, counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, recognizing Ten Frames to 10 and Tally Marks to 20, and practice writing their own Ten Frames and Tally Marks.
Shapes and Colors
Students can practice recognizing colors and color words, as well as 2-D and 3-D shapes and words. These pages are in color and black/white. On the black/white pages, you or your students can color the page in with crayons/markers, and then use it for practice!
I’ve included a list of games and activities that you can give to families. There is also a blank editable page for you to add in your own words or pictures!
The flash cards include:
Sight Words – Dolch (Pre-Primer/Primer) Fry (1-100)
Numbers to 30
Number words to 20
Addition facts with sums up to 5
Subtraction facts with differences from 0-5 (the minuend does not go higher than 5)
This product contains one PDF version and one editable PowerPoint version in a compressed zipped file.
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You can also head on over to my blog to read my most recent post all about this set:
ONE and DONE Kindergarten Homework