Homework! It always seems that little brother or sister can't wait for
homework, while big brother or sister wishes it would just
disappear! Homework in second grade is primarily about
developing responsibility in our children. They are responsible to bring home
the assignment, complete it with a parent's guidance, and then return it. These
skills will help to serve the child well later in his/her school life!
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
Second graders should spend no more than 15- 20 minutes each evening on
homework. That is without reading, of course. If your child is consistently
spending more time than this, or if a particular assignment takes considerably
longer, please let me know.
A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS -- PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Much of the assigned
homework in second grade is designed to be done without family members.
Even independent tasks, however, sometimes need parental
involvement. Always check your child's work, and sign it. Unless otherwise
specified, homework is due the following school day. Parents often wonder,
"Should I correct my child's mistakes? How will the teacher know he/she is
having a problem?" My advice is, yes, point out the mistakes to your child
in a gentle way, and use that opportunity to reteach and clarify the skill. If
you would like me to know about a particular problem area, always jot a note,
and I'll respond as soon as possible.
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE,
Spelling - The weekly spelling list is given out, with
an attached assignment. It is often writing the spelling words 5x each. A
reading assignment and a math sheet may also be included.
TUESDAY - Write an extended sentence for each word OR sometimes children like to
write a story or poem. Remember, that is perfectly acceptable.
WEDNESDAY - Math. Often the assignment will be a worksheet
reinforcing certain math concepts. ABC order of spelling words.
THURSDAY - Varies! Often there will be nothing other than to study for Friday's
spelling test and reading of some sort.
FRIDAY - Have a great weekend! But, remember to read on every
weekend! Reading is succeeding!!!
I hope this has answered some of your questions concerning second grade homework!
Please feel free to contact me about any specific concerns! Click below to read
an interesting article regarding homework.
Homework: How Parents Can Help
more about spelling
some published poetry!