First grade homework consists of reading nightly for a minimum of 10 minutes, practicing Spelling and Addition/Subtraction math facts.

Reading

Book bags with a variety of 5-7 books will be sent home with your child each week in his/her classroom book bag. Groups of students will book shop on an assigned day of the week and take the books home to read nightly for a week. Please listen to your child read these book each night. Take home readers should be returned to school on your child's book shopping day.

Spelling

Nightly spelling practice at home should include both the Week 1 word sort words as well as the 3 sight words for the week. There will be NO new list sent home for week 2. Continue working with your child at home on the spelling concept (ex: short a CVC words, long a CVCe, diagraphs, blends, etc...) as well as sight words.

Ideas for Spelling practice:
Spelling City
Flashcards
Spelling out loud using funny voices (robot voice, animal voice, whisper voice, mouse voice, etc...)
Rainbow Write the words (bubble letters, squiggle letters, etc...)
Write words in shaving cream
Word Cloud app
Magnetic ABC app
Throw, kick, catch, swing or shoot as each word is spelled

Math

Math Fact Fluency practice is essential to mastering addition and subtraction. While fact fluency will be a part of daily math in the classroom, practice should continue nightly at home as well.

Ideas for Fact Fluency practice:
XtraMath (teacher will set up and send home login information)
Flashcards
Throw, kick, catch, swing or shoot as each fact is practiced
Sushi Monster app
UNO Flip
ABCya- website with many math fact practice games