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 neighborhood 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).
A neighborhood is the area around where the children live. On this first day of neighborhood homework activities, ask the children to write or dictate a description of what their neighborhood is like. Type up the responses and make a book for the children to read.
Ask the children to make a list of five places in their neighborhood where people can spend money and a list of five places they can go for free.
Have the children find something in your neighborhood that is interesting or different. Draw a picture of it to share with the class.
Write (or dictate) the names of three people in your neighborhood. Think of two positive things about each person and write them down to share with the class.