December Homework Ideas
This is a collection
of ideas that can be used as homework activities or
as individual skill practice in the classroom.
There are ideas for helping you set up a Homework
Plan that can be used for each week throughout the
There are four weekly
packages and the Gingerbread Man home project with
more than 30 printable pages. Even though you
might not need four weeks of homework for December,
you can pick and choose which ones you would like to
do. The others can also be used in your
classroom for skill work.
Some of the activities
that are included in the December Homework package
include: phonics, reading, sight word
activities for high frequency words, writing, listening
skill practice, handwriting practice, building
literacy skills, games and other fun homework
activities for students.
Also included are math skills such as counting,
graphing, money concepts, writing numbers, and adding.
A fun Gingerbread Man home project is also included
with ideas on how to make your own gingerbread house
in your classroom. This project comes with a
letter to the parents giving directions on how they
might assist their child. Each homework package
comes with a cover sheet that you may edit to fit
your own classroom needs.
Gingerbread Man Home
Samples of "The
Several choices are
given for letters. You can choose which letter
you would like to use. One letter can be
completely edited if you would like to make changes.
Week 1 Homework
Included in this
week's homework packet is a fun activity to do with
the students. Each child decorates a small
Gingerbread Man (in class) and pretends that he has
run away. He/She takes the Gingerbread Man home with a letter to
explain the project to the parents. There is
another letter for each child to send to a friend or
family member (preferably out-of-state) asking them
to send your class a post card from where they live.
You might like to use this as part of your Social
Studies unit and use a large map for a bulletin board
to track where the Gingerbread Man traveled.
Patterns and letters are included for your class to
complete this fun project!
A cover sheet sample
is shown at left. This cover sheet is
formatted for you to be able to edit and change to
fit the needs of your students. It also
gives more complete directions for the weekly packet
and helpful ideas for parents to assist their child
at home. You
can add or delete what you would like for each week.
Also included are two
math activities for student to complete on counting
If you choose to make
a bulletin board using the Gingerbread activities,
there is a banner you can use. (Sample shown)
Week 2 Homework Packet
The packet for this
week includes a letter using the Dolch list of the 25
most commonly used words. The letter to the
parents explains how they might help their child at
home in learning these words.
Also included is a
Bingo game to play at home for high frequency words,
a listening skill worksheet, counting to 100, by 5s
and 10s and a worksheet for counting money.
Week 3 Homework Packet
third week's packet includes: handwriting
practice, a worksheet for beginning sounds of j, m
and t, a fun counting questionnaire page, and a
worksheet for number words. Another page has
activities for learning about volume and the capacity
of different sized containers. There is also a
little book for students to make for celebrating
December holidays: Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza.
Lots of fun, educational things to do for homework!
Week 4 Homework Packet
Some of the things
that are included in the fourth week's packet are:
handwriting practice, a word game to play with the
high frequency words, consonant blends, math graphing
Below are samples of
some of the activities that are included in the
December Homework Package. The samples are
given in low resolution, but the PDFs you will
receive are full resolution and will print clearly.
The December Homework
Package includes four weeks of homework with more
than 30 pages. Each of the weekly packets have
at least five activities. These pages can be
used for homework or use in the classroom. The
package is available for $15.
After payment is
received, an access link will be provided for you to
be able to instantly access the materials. If
you would like to pay by check, please contact me at
lcritchell @ kinderteacher.com (no space.)
Please let me know if you have any questions.
***Please note--- I
will email the access link within 24 hours after
payment. Please check your "junk" box. If
you have not received an email within this time,
please contact me!
Discount for Two Homework
If you are
interested in the purchasing more than one Homework Package,
there is a 10% discount given. Please indicate in the
message area which months you are interested in purchasing.