About This Daily Classroom Special
Each week Homework
Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and
2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor.
the Homework Hotline Directory
This week the homework will center on questioning activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut, and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).
Talk in class about the question words: who, what, when, where, why, how, how many, etc. Send home a page with these words on it. Have the children pick any four and ask their parents a question which starts with the words. Record the questions and the answers to bring to school in the morning.
Send home a picture of any subject. Ask the children to dictate for K-2nd grades or write for 3rd grade three questions about what is not shown in the picture. For example, if the picture were three baby ducks swimming in a pond, three questions might be: Where is the mother duck? How many more ducks are in the family?
And who will protect the ducks?
Send four words home with the children. An example might be: house, rose, midnight, dog. Ask them to dictate for K- 2nd grades or write for 3rd grade four questions which have these words as the answer. For example: What grows in a garden? When are you asleep?
Have the children select an animal they like. Dictate (K-2) or write (3rd) four questions about that animal which will be read to the class tomorrow for their answers.