## Homework Expectations

As part of the BVSD curriculum, homework is an expectation. Weekly homework will be assigned and posted on Seesaw and here on this portion of the website. Homework will come home daily in your child’s “back and forth pouch" and all homework is due on Friday morning. Homework adjustments will be made on an individual basis with teachers and parents working together to find the “right fit” for a child.

Students are to read 15 minutes each night. Depending on what phase of learning we are in, students will have the opportunity to bring home a new good fit book from school to read each night and students are welcome to read books from home for homework as well. During Phase 1 learning, please help your student by finding a just right book for them! In first we like to use the "5 Finger Rule" shown below!

**READING:**Students are to read 15 minutes each night. Depending on what phase of learning we are in, students will have the opportunity to bring home a new good fit book from school to read each night and students are welcome to read books from home for homework as well. During Phase 1 learning, please help your student by finding a just right book for them! In first we like to use the "5 Finger Rule" shown below!

A monthly reading log will be sent home at the beginning of each month for your child to record the book(s) they read each night. It is okay for young readers to read one book or a few books to read for 15 minutes each night. If your child reads a few books each night for homework, they only need to record one of the titles read in their reading log.

The math expressions curriculum homework and pages will be the homework practice in first grade. Each night there will be a double sided one page math practice for your child to complete. The homework each night for math aligns with the lesson taught in class that day. The front side of the math practice is review of what was taught in math that day and the back side of the math practice is review of previous lessons taught during the school year. There is a daily option for challenge math homework. If your child chooses to complete the math challenge homework, they must complete the front side of the homework practice page but do not need to complete the back remembering page of the homework. On days that a pre-test or post-test is given in class there will be no math homework that evening.

**MATH:**The math expressions curriculum homework and pages will be the homework practice in first grade. Each night there will be a double sided one page math practice for your child to complete. The homework each night for math aligns with the lesson taught in class that day. The front side of the math practice is review of what was taught in math that day and the back side of the math practice is review of previous lessons taught during the school year. There is a daily option for challenge math homework. If your child chooses to complete the math challenge homework, they must complete the front side of the homework practice page but do not need to complete the back remembering page of the homework. On days that a pre-test or post-test is given in class there will be no math homework that evening.

**Weekly Math Challenge Questions**

If your student decides to do the Math Challenge Question, they do not need to do the Remembering side in their homework. They can write their answer on a sheet of paper and turn it in with their homework Friday morning!

Solve these two equations: 10 - 4 = __ and 6 + 4 = __ Tell what is the same and what is different.

If your student decides to do the Math Challenge Question, they do not need to do the Remembering side in their homework. They can write their answer on a sheet of paper and turn it in with their homework Friday morning!

__Tuesday 10/27:____Write an addition and a subtraction equation with 5 as the total. Tell what is the same and what is different about the two equations.__

**Wednesday 10/28:**__Write a story problem to match this equation: __ + 5 = 9. Solve the equation and write or draw to explain how you know the equation has been solved correctly.__

**Thursday 10/29:**