I plan to begin sending homework home beginning on Monday.
For those of you who've already been through kindergarten with me, it will be much the same as in years before. Kindergarten homework will span the curriculum, but with emphasis on applied math skills and science investigations. Kindergarten homework usually involves the collaboration of a parent.
Former students have told me about their fond memories of kindergarten homework.
Because of this blog, this year may be the best ever. You can read about the homework assignments on this blog and use the comment section to share your experiences. Sometimes the students will be encouraged to post a comment. From time to time we may ask you to email me digital photos. If you don't already have a digital camera, this might be a good time to consider getting one. (For those without computers at home, I plan to also have homework on paper.)
As in years past, homework is not graded and is optional.
Homework in kindergarten should be an occasion for fun and learning and serve as an opportunity to bring you and your kids closer. If any kindergarten homework assignment feels like a battleground of frustration and resistance, please don't do it. Sleep the computer or toss the homework paper in the wastepaper basket and go get an ice cream cone.
No stress, no worries.