Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monthly "Home" Work Calendars

Monthly “Home”Work Calendars provide activities that connect school learning with their home environments. The calendars are based upon different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of thinking skills. While some days children will use list, count, and find from the lowest level of thinking (the “knowledge” category) other days will require them to plan, create and rate from the highest levels of thinking, “synthesis and evaluation”. I have included activities for each of the 6 Thinking Levels. The calendar can provide parents with ideas on the types of activities that they can be doing with their children to connect learning between school and their lives.

Calendars include opportunities to build skills in math, language, speaking, reading, writing, science, social studies and many other valuable skills that bring learning to life for children. Many activities require parent involvement that will lead to better communication skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to provide the homework families often request with valuable activities that you know allow children to enjoy and experience learning in a natural environment. Children can complete any box on the calendar for any day which will give children choices and build motivation. You, as the teacher, can decide how many boxes a week or month you would like students to complete. Show our children that homework can be fun!

In addition to the calendar I have supplied thoughts and research on the topic of homework. The CCSS, along with 21st Century Skills move us in the direction of teaching children to learn and to become independent learners. I hope this will help as you connect home school with “home”work.

November "Home" Work Calendar

 
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Donna,
I enjoyed two fun filled days in Las Vegas! Thank you for your candidness and humor.

I am working on developing my homework chart using Bloom's Taxonomy! Everything you shared was not completely new, but I loved the twists you put on things. You are a great story teller.
Janine