Thursday, May 3, 2018

2nd Grade Homework

I've been thinking about what I want to do for homework next school year. This year, while teaching 3rd grade, they had a reading passage with 12 questions (Thunks Reviews) and 2 spiral math sheets (Math Madness). I sent it home on Mondays and it was due on Fridays.

For next year I created a Weekly Homework Menu. It will go home on Mondays and be due on Fridays. I wanted to be as flexible as possible which is why I listed "weekly suggested times" instead of "nightly" ones. I know how busy parents and students can be so I want them to be able to schedule their homework options.  

Reading- Reading for enjoyment is a given. I'm not into reading logs so I won't require them to track their reading. I also wanted to incorporate Find the Evidence passages so they can practice Text Dependent Questions. 

Math- Our county has a subscription to Dreambox Learning. It's an online math program that all elementary students have access to. I also wanted to incorporate math card games into our homework. While in 3rd I gave each family a ring of games and playing cards when they attended Math Night. I use the Dealing with Math Homework from Teacher's Clubhouse. I plan do the same next year during Back to School Night. My goal is to list the games that will help reinforce what's being learned in class. 

Study Guides- Like I shared last week, each family will also get a book of Study Guides that also have Study Methods included. 

Word Study- Since we do word study each day in class, it will not be apart of their weekly homework but I'll include options for parents who want their children to complete them.  


  1. Hello Jessica!
    I have been using your newsletter for the last few years - they have been fantastic! I just found your weekly homework menu and I was wondering if you would be willing to share. With online learning just starting to be "official" in Washington state, this would be the perfect graphic organizer for me to use to attach links and assignments on. I am also asking if I can post this organizer on my google classroom with your permission, if I am able to use your organizer. Please let me know if this is possible. Thank you and I appreciate all your hard work - hang in there and love your students up! We will get through this! - Suzi Luna

  2. Absolutely love this approach! This was exactly what I had in mind but couldn't articulate it myself. Now following! Do you have a TPT store?