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 family history 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).
Ask each child to interview his/her mother or grandmother about her history. Have a class discussion before this activity about the kinds of questions to ask.
Ask each child to interview his/her father or grandfather about his history. Have a class discussion before this activity about the kinds of questions to ask.
Have a discussion of the concept of family tree. Give each child a piece of 12" x 18" paper and ask them to fold it in half. On one side, at home this evening, have them list or draw as many people as they can related to their mother. On the other, as many as they can related to their father. These may be people who are living or not.
Ask the children to think of one person, past or present, who they would like to add to their family. Tell who it is, why, and how that person would change their family.