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And Still More Family Activities

About This Daily Classroom Special 
Each week Homework Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology
at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor. 

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And Still More Family Activities

This week the homework will center on family activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut, and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).

Day 1

As an introduction to this week's activities, read Margaret Wise Brown's book The Important Book. In this book she uses the frame "The important thing about . . . is . . ." She then lists three supporting statements and finishes "but the important thing about . . . is . . ." which repeats the beginning. Have the children complete this frame pattern at home tonight as Ms. Brown did using The important thing about my family is. . .

Day 2

Have the children make a list of as many people in their family as they can. Kindergarten and first grade, just a running list. The second and third graders should make categories such as aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.

Day 3

Have the children make a list of five things their family likes to do all together.

Day 4

Ask the children to describe what their family will be like when they get older. Talk about such things as: How many will be in your family? Where will you live? What will be fun things for your family to do?


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