I did include some "unstructured" assignments (like counting or singing) but there is one paper/pencil activity for each day.
Each day has a specific page in the packet to complete.
But playing cop rarely works — micromanaging and nagging only make kids feel stupid or frustrated.
A better solution: Think of yourself as a coach and cheerleader.
But with the start of school, there is also the realization that I only get so many fun summers with my little ones before they want to hang out with their friends more than Mom.
😪 I also know that those clothes and supplies can cost a small fortune and with school comes endless homework, extracurricular activities, and the endless stream of paperwork and dates and times to remember for child. Of all the mixed emotions there is a constant that always seems to be a source of frustration in our home: homework.The skills reflected in the homework are based on the scope/sequence of Open Court phonics and our shared reading program.I send the complete packet home at the beginning of the month and have children return it each Friday so I can check that the work is being completed. I have much better participation and it is far less time consuming for me.Below are a variety of weekly homework charts and planners.While they vary a little bit most of them allow some combination of assignments or class, days of the week, dates, due dates, daily reading tracking, and some form of completion in the form of a checkbox or otherwise.I needed something more structured that I could actually see was done.I used the concept of a monthly homework calendar but paired it with a packet for recording the work.🙂In order to find the balance between too much and too little homework, I’ve spent some time creating homework charts, checklists, and planners for a variety of situations.(I’ll be adding more and more over time so check back if you don’t see the one you want.I hope these weekly homework planners make life easier this year!RAINBOW WEEKLY HOMEWORK CHARTMONOCHROMATIC WEEKLY HOMEWORK CHARTSUBJECT/ASSIGNMENT/DUE DATE/CHECKBOX HOMEWORK CHARTDAILY/WEEKLY HOMEWORK CHARTWEEKLY 8-SUBJECT HOMEWORK CHARTWEEKLY HOMEWORK CHART FOR KIDS The charts below are set up for monthly tracking BUT just because they are monthly homework charts doesn’t mean you can’t set rewards at the daily or weekly level.