Let’s be honest - many of us wouldn’t give homework if we didn’t have to...kids need time to be kids! These choice boards are made to provide fun, engaging homework activities that won’t bog down your students and their families with tons of busywork. Some activities each month are designed to loosely relate to first grade standards, while others are intended to encourage fine or gross motor development, social emotional development, or just plain old curiosity and creativity!
This resource includes:
- a choice board for every month August-June
- editable version if you want to make your own
- a family letter that you can use to inform parents about the homework
- story paper, picture paper, and list paper to go with some of the choices
All you’ll need to do is specify the number of choices students should complete and the date it should be turned in. (You can either write it in and make copies or just add text box). Students check off each box they complete, their parents sign, and done. Easy peasy for all involved!!
** By the way, some of these activities can provide great conversation starters for morning meeting or circle time!
I hope the resource can take the headaches out of homework for you, your students, and their families. Enjoy!
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As a teacher, I know we often HAVE to assign homework. As a parent, I feel like I am being assigned work. This resource combines the best of both worlds with activities like, "tell someone about your day," and "make a surprise gift for someone you love." Allows the student to be creative and the parent to have fun with their kid!
This is very well-put together! I love the choice options for my students, and how it involves zero prep on my end. Thank you!
These are great practical ideas for homework. Thanks for all the goodies I can send home with my students!
This is so good! I love ready to use resources and this is perfect! I love that it can easily be adapted to distance learning too.
I love this. The homework choices are fun and educational. Everything is clear and well thought out. An editable version is included for teachers who want to tweak it for their needs, which is great. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review.
I like that this product included a whole year of choice boards. I also liked that it had a message to parents at the beginning explaining sending choice boards home versus traditional homework.
As the parent of a little one, I could only hope his teachers are this creative!
I'll be honest. Before I saw this, I had never heard of a homework choice board before! Basically, it means the student gets to choose which activities he or she will do for homework. There is a huge variety of options that change each month. The teacher determines how many the student needs to do for each month and when it's due. Then, the student chooses what they'd like to do! A few of my favorite choices were: "Find a tree outside with pretty leaves. Give it a name and draw it!" "How many things can you think of that start with the letter H?" "Pretend to run a store. Ask a friend or family member to play with you." (Disclosure: I received a free copy in order to write this completely honest review.)
I love that students choose! What a great way to get to know your students! Family involvement is a PLUS! Great for homeschoolers too! Fun fun!!