Today I'm linking up with a couple great bloggers! First, The Applicious Teacher for her weekly share. The topic this week is homework. I don't know about you guys, but homework drives me crazy. I've tried doing it lots of different ways, but no matter what, I find kindergarten students need family support to complete homework. Unfortunately, not all of my students have that support, so I've never prioritized homework. I send it home for the kids who want to complete it, but I don't let it take up a lot of my time. (Plus...I don't think homework should take up much of their time either. They are five and they need plenty of time to play!)
I do prioritize our bags of books, which I send home each week with 5 new books. Kids are rewarded if they bring their books back on time and my assistant or I try to check in with them and listen to them read a book or two. For the rest of homework, I've found a monthly calendar works best for me.
At the beginning of the month, I look at our monthly goals and write simple activities that can be completed at home. Here's an example.
And now, I'm linking up with Amy to share a few new products!
Thanks for sticking with me through my rambling. Do you have anything "sweet" to share? Link up with Amy !