Weekly Homework Directions

Keep this in your BEE Book to refer to all year. You should log your word study & math practice time, as well as your nightly reading time, on the half-page provided to you every Monday. Homework is due every Friday, signed by a parent or adult to indicate that it was completed. There is an example on the back, so you know how to fill out your clocks.

OPTION 1: TRADITIONAL (PAPER/PENCIL)
Word Study Homework: Spend at least 20 minutes a week on your choice of the activities listed. If you are interested in practicing your words in a way that is not listed, let me know. 
   Write each of your spelling words with a different color marker or colored pencil Write your words in ABC order Have someone give you a practice test. For any words you spelled incorrectly, rewrite three times correctly Write a silly song, poem, or story using all of your words

Math Homework: Practice basic addition and/or subtraction facts using your own flashcards for at least 20 minutes this week. You can purchase addition and subtraction flashcards at Dollar Tree for $1 each OR ask your teacher to print flashcards for you. For teacher-made flashcards, you will need to complete the following steps before you begin practicing: 
   Cut flashcards apart Lightly write the sum or difference on the back of each flashcard in pencil Put your flashcards in the envelope provided by your teacher Label the front of the envelope with the type of flashcards you just put inside ( Addition or Subtraction )

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OPTION 2: ON THE INTERNET
Word Study Homework: Practice your word study words on the following website for at least 20 minutes a week: www.spellingcity.com/gorrie3/ 
   Find the box that says Spelling and Vocabulary List Click on the correct list (it will be numbered and listed by date) Click either Teach Me, Test Me, or Play a Game You can even print your spelling list by clicking Handwriting Practice and then D Nealian (which is regular print) or Cursive

Math Homework: Practice basic addition and/or subtraction facts on any of the following websites for at least 20 minutes this week. If you are interested in practicing your basic facts on a website that is not listed, let me know. 
      http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/mathsadd.html http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/mathssub.html http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_4_6.html http://members.learningplanet.com/act/mayhem/free.asp http://www.factmonster.com/games.html (click on Math Games or Math Flashcards) http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html (click on Math Baseball) http://aplusmath.com/Games/index.html