To find the optional calendars please go to the "More" tab and click on "Optional Homework Calendar Blog"
Optional Homework Calendars will be posted on the blog every month. There is a little ‘job’ to be done each day that should take fifteen minutes (or less), plus the daily reading.
It is really important that your child reads at home each day. Just as children improve in sports and music with lots of practice - becoming a good reader takes lots of practice, too.
Another important thing that you can do is to read to him/her each day. Children who have had books read to them have a huge advantage in school. This is especially important if your child is not yet reading fluently.
The daily homework items on the calendar are meant to be suggestions. If your child finds the daily work too difficult to do on his/her own, have fun doing it together.
Make homework time a happy time! If it is something the child enjoys, the benefits are much greater.