As the trend as-of -late is to offer less homework to increase family time, I agree with the Duke University study that concludes that although students shouldn't be doing hours of nightly homework, they should be doing homework. Dr. Cooper, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience states that homework should be thought of as dietary supplement. If you do not take it you won't have any dietary advantage. If you take too much, it will have ill effects.
Another reason that I believe quality, flexible, homework should be provided is that it is the only time a parent truly can have a glimpse at what skills are being learned in the classroom, and more importantly how their child is coping with those skills.
"Vatterott, the author of Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, thinks there should be more emphasis on improving the quality of homework tasks...."
That is the goal we used to create our homework packets: to provide quality parent friendly homework that doesn't interrupt family life, but rather enriches it! When we created these packets, we began with the Core Standards, added the timeline for skill practice, and then made each activity fun and engaging.
Teachers, parents, and students alike love the flexibility and ease of these great homework packets. They are easy to prepare, easy to send home, and easy to fit into busy family life. Our goal is to enrich family life, strengthen student skills, and give teachers more "home-time."
Our homework comes in three levels: Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade. They can also be used as Below Benchmark, At Benchmark, or Above Benchmark for any of the above named grade levels.
Save 50% by purchasing the entire kindergarten level bundle. This also includes three additional RTI homework packets to use at home, or at school.