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.
To the Homework
This week the homework will center on night 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 keep a journal of their activities every half hour from 5:00pm until bedtime. Click here for a sample form. Use the information tomorrow for graphing, grouping, etc.
Nighttime can be a happy time or a scary time. Have the children write (dictate) three goods things that happen at night. Choose one to illustrate as their favorite. Place in a class book.
Flashlights are used at night to help us find our way in the dark. List 10 other things we use to help us find our way in the dark.
Next Sunday is Halloween. If your children go Trick-or-treating,
have the K-2 children make a list of candy they received for each
of the colors: red, blue, green, brown, purple, yellow, orange. For
the third graders, have them make an ABC list of the candy they received.
Bring both lists to school tomorrow. A sample
form for K-2 is here. A sample form for
third grade is here.