The homework calendars are kept in our BEAR books and carried back and forth by the child each day in his or her backpack.
If this method is too much for you then you may prefer the simpler Reading Log method.
I created the video at the top of this page to show to parents at our “Homework Help” educational session.
A useful tool that can help you not only assess students, but communicate progress to parents is ESGI.
In other words, “It takes a village…” Some parents need more help and encouragement than others, it is also my job to offer that help and encouragement to those who need it.
I believe every parent and teacher should be required to read The Read-Aloud Handbook: 7th Edition by Jim Trelease.One of the most effective ways to do this is by creating a monthly “Homework Calendar.” You can download free calendars online that you can customize to meet your needs.In each space on the calendar indicate which activities you want parents to focus on each night, this helps parents from becoming overwhelmed.When working with Title 1 and programs that serve at-risk populations it may be necessary to provide parent training through educational sessions.All parents want to help their children, but not all parents know how to do so.Different types of homework has been shown to benefit different populations.The type of program you work in may also dictate the type of homework you send home, if any.Here at Pre-K Pages, I'm committed to helping teachers just like you teach better, save time, and live more by providing you with everything you need to create a fun and engaging learning environment, lesson plans, and activities for your little learners.As an early childhood trainer, I have spoken to thousands of teachers in person at popular early childhood conferences such as Frog Street Splash, I Teach K! I was honored to receive the 2012 CCAEYC Trainer of the Year Award.Jim explains, very clearly and with plenty of anecdotes, humor and wisdom, the importance of reading aloud to children.If you’re interested in reading more on this topic I encourage you to check out the online book study I hosted for .