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 interview 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).
Tonight's homework must be completed with an adult. Take a few minutes to interview an adult about a person both the child and adult knows (grandma, TV character, friend, for example). Ask these three questions: How old do you think the person is? What is a favorite food of this person? What is something he/she does that is nice?
Ask an adult to write a few paragraphs about something that happened to him/her one summer when he/she was young. Have the adult read the story to the child. Bring the story to school, but be prepared to tell about the story, not just read it.
Write or dictate to an adult, four questions for your teacher to answer the next day. The teacher has the right to say I can't answer that, but should try give a response.
Think of an activity you might want to do someday (drive a car, be a police officer, paint, etc.) and write or dictate three things that person might be asked about his/her job. For example, a police officer might be asked: How fast does your car go? Have you ever shot your gun? What is your favorite thing about being a police officer?