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.
All of the resources shown below are sold separately or as part of my Family Homework Growing Bundle on TPT.
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 included bulletin board display letters, and your board for the month is complete. Overall, it’s a win-win for everyone!
Upon request, I have created a 10 RESOURCES BUNDLE of my monthly at-home projects. You can purchase the entire set for the year or the resources individually.
Here are the resources included in the BUNDLE:
- 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
January: Chillin’ With My Gnomies
February: Whooo Do You Love?
March: Lucky to Be Me!
April: Our Class is EGG-cellent
May: This Year Was Sweet!
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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