The assignment of homework picked up this week. As did the onset of Everyone Get Sick Because School Just Started. I am slightly questioning our decision to keep the girls in separate classrooms. Although, the questioning seems to revolve around selfish reasons, such as not having to keep track of who is supposed to do what with the weekly spelling list.
Here's this week's list:
All of the words with 'a' in them are "short a" words. Out of the three adults here last night, Rich was the only one who knew the difference between a "long a" and a "short a." I felt better this morning when I asked two childless co-workers if they knew the difference. They did not.
The girls are each supposed to complete different lessons each night at home with the spelling words. Some of those lessons need to be turned back in to the teacher. Then they have a quiz Friday morning.
Allie has "math" homework twice a week. In addition, we need to practice math and reading four nights a week and record this in a log, which is returned to the teacher on Friday. Here's an example of the math homework. She had to complete this over the weekend.
Anna's math homework started last week. The girls are all doing the same worksheets but not at the same time. It's interesting because the curriculum is the same across all three classrooms but teaching styles (and homework) are different.
Emily hasn't had any math homework yet. Her math assessment came home yesterday. (She scored a 9/10 - YAY!) It needed to be signed (sounds so serious) and returned to school.
The girls already seem to know how to spell all of the above so I think we're in the clear this week. I commented to Rich last night that they seem to have a lot of homework for first grade. He said that it isn't really that much - it just seems that way because there are three of them.
We've had asthma coughing and a 48 hour bug in the house so I'm one tired mommy right now. Emily had to miss school yesterday. Already!