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 flower 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).
Make a list of as many flower names as the children can think of tonight. Second and third graders can be asked to put the list in alphabetical order tomorrow.
Have the children draw two pictures of their favorite kind of flower. Put a nice border around the picture using paper, crayons, etc. Mail one to a friend or relative with a letter telling why this is a favorite and bring the other to school.
Some trees give flowers in the spring. Name as many flowering trees as possible.
Flowers come in every color of the rainbow. Have the children bring in flower pictures of many colored flowers. Use the pictures in class to make a big rainbow by gluing them to a large sheet of paper.