And Still More Family Activities
This week the homework will center on family 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).
As an introduction to this week's activities, read
Margaret Wise Brown's book The Important Book. In
this book she uses the frame "The important thing about . . . is
. . ." She then lists three supporting statements and finishes "but the important thing about . . . is . . ." which repeats
the beginning. Have the children complete this frame pattern at home
tonight as Ms. Brown did using The important thing about my family
is. . .
Have the children make a list of as many people in their family as they can. Kindergarten and first grade, just a running list. The second and third graders should make categories such as aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.
Have the children make a list of five things their family likes to do all together.
Ask the children to describe what their family will be like when they get older. Talk about such things as: How many will be in your family? Where will you live? What will be fun things for your family to do?