What is Family Homework, you ask? Well, each month I send home a homework assignment for my students to complete with their grownups. In this post, I will share four reasons to try family homework.
1. It’s NO PREP and NO MESS!
With each monthly homework assignment, you simply print and send the letter and templates home. The parent letters provide directions for how to complete each activity. No mess and no stress for teachers!
2. It’s Homework the Kids Actually Enjoy Doing!
Each project is a fun one that encourages creativity. It’s homework the kids will actually enjoy doing! For example, last month’s project involved disguising a turkey. The kids absolutely loved it. It didn’t feel like homework at all!
3. The Projects Promote Family Time
When my students return their projects, I let them show their work to their classmates. I can’t even begin to explain the excitement in their voices as they talk about how they created their masterpieces with their families’ help.
4. Family Homework Gives You an Instant Bulletin Board!
The best reason to assign family homework is that the kids do the work at home, and you’ve got an instant bulletin board. Just add the lettering, and your board for the month is complete. Overall, it’s a win-win for everyone!
Upon request, I have created a GROWING BUNDLE of my monthly family homework projects. As more monthly projects are added, the price will go up. Snag this bundle at the intro price, and you’ll receive free updates for life!
Here are the resources included in the GROWING BUNDLE so far:
- September: Kick Off to a Great Year
- October: The Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch
- November: Turkeys in Disguise
- December: Family Holiday Traditions
- December: Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Each resource above includes a parent letter, craft templates, bulletin board lettering, and more!
I hope this post has inspired you to try family homework with your students!
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