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 home safety 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).
Have the children talk
to the adults in the home about an escape plan in case of fire. Practice
the plan. Have the non-writers' adult write the plan to be brought
to school to share. Writers should do the same in their owns words.
Have the children walk
around the rooms in their homes and find dangerous things. Make a
list. For five of the objects, write (dictate) a safety rule for that
object. For example, for a mixer, never stick your fingers in between
the blades when it is plugged into the electrical outlet.
Have the children write
(dictate) five safety rules for using their bikes. Bring these rules
to school for a class poster or book of Bike Safety Rules.
Have the children discuss
with an adult Telephone Safety: how to answer and what to say and
not to say. Also, have the children and parents decide on a family
password. If someone's calls or talks to the child who says the parents
have sent them, the child can ask for the password.