Anytime Actvities for April

    _____ Look for shapes around the house. Name these shapes using their geometric names (include trapezoid, hexagon, and rhombus) and describe the shape’s attributes (number of corners, lines, sides)
    _____ Write down a joke or riddle for someone in your family to try to solve
    _____ Make a list of five contractions. Tell someone at home what they stand for. For example: I’ll=I will
    _____ Read a story to someone. Ask them to model how to give a brief summary of the story: Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
    _____ Write a fact family for the numbers 18, 7, 11. Choose three other numbers and write a new family (example: 2+1=3; 1+2=3; 3-1=2; 3-2=1)
    _____ Write about the funniest thing that has every happened to you
    _____ Explain to someone at home how to say the /y/ sound at the end of words such as: my, silly, funny, sky
    _____ Read a recipe out loud from a cookbook
    _____ Draw a name-collection box with a number in the upper left-hand corner. Write at least 10 different names for the number including addition and subtraction sentences
    _____ Read an information book. Tell someone three facts from the book
    _____ Write the two double facts that might help you solve the following number sentences: 7+8, 5+4, 6+7, 9+10
    _____ Write an opinion about something you really like


    Anytime Activities for March


    ______    Write a short story in the dark with a flashlight


    ______    Tell the time to the hour using an analog clock


    ______    Read a story to someone at home. Retell the story including characters, setting, problem, and solution


    ______    Include a new sight word in a question sentence. Write 5 of these sentences. Make sure to use a question mark!


    _______   Write 3 sentences about today’s weather (include the sky and air temperature)


    ______    Have someone at home make a list of 2-digit numbers, such as 53. Tell them what the value is of the 5 (5 tens or 50) and the 3 (3 ones). Ask them to give you at least 10 numbers


    ______    Read a book somewhere you have never read before


    ______    Write a thank you note to somebody


    ______    Write several true and false equations. Share your list with a family member and tell them how you know the difference in each (Example 3+2=5 True; 7=4+4 False)


    ______    Read a fairy tale and folk tale. Tell someone what the difference is between the two


    ______    Explain to someone at home the difference between a synonym (same) and antonym (opposite). Write five synonym pairs and five antonym pairs.


    ______    Write an opinion about the last thing you played with (give 2 reasons why) and be sure to use the word “because.”






    Anytime February Homework Activities

    ______ Create a card for someone this month telling them three reasons why you like/love him or her.
    ______ Tell someone at home three (3) facts you learned about Chinese New Year (after Thursday).
    ______ Plural nouns add /s/ or /es/ to change a word to mean more than one. Write the plural for the following words: cow, watch, bed, job, bus, vase, pencil, toy, box, couch
    _______ Recite your double facts from 0+0 to 10+10 to someone at home.
    ______ While reading a story, look for quotation marks. Who is talking? Write a sentence using quotation marks in which you are talking. Have an adult help you.
    _____ Select a book. You read a page and someone at home reads a page. Take turns throughout the book.
    ______ Put the following words related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in alphabetical (ABC) order: leader, laws, fairness, peace, dream
    ______ Make a list of the 11 sums of 10, for example, 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, etc. Can you explain the pattern?
    ______ Write five complete sentences (remember to use a capital letter at the beginning). Add an exclamation point (!) at the end of each sentence. Read your sentences out loud with great expression.
    ______ Make a prediction about a story you are reading.
    ______ Make a list of ten words that use the Bossy R. Here are three words to get you started: mark, hurt, first.
    ______ Solve the following number story: Sam found 2 shells, then 3 shells, and finally 8 more. How many shells did he find in all? Tell an adult how you decided which two numbers to add first.
    ______ Read a non-fiction (informational) book. Share with an adult 2 facts you


    Anytime January Homework Activities

    ______                Write and send a thank you letter


    ______                Learn to tie your shoes if you don’t know how


    ______                Skip count by 5s to 120 for a grownup


    ______                Choose ten words from our interactive word wall (shared with families) that you find tricky to spell and have an adult give you a practice quiz (words on reverse side)


    ______                Write about what you did on New Year’s Eve


    ______                Snowball is a compound word. Write other compound words, for example, ladybug, butterfly, and so on


    ______                Take the numbers in your house address. Now put  

                            them in order from smallest to largest


    ______                Choose ten words  interactive word wall (shared with families) and write them with fancy letters (cursive, bubble, etc.)


    ______                Read a story with someone at home. Tell him/her how you are like one of the characters.


    ______                Choose six (6) of your tricky words  interactive word wall (shared with families) and write them in alphabetical order


    ______                Choose a number and then take it apart, for example, 8 is the same as 4 +4, 6+2, 3+5, and so on


    ______                Write about your favorite winter break memory


    ______                Read two pages in a book to someone with great expression!


    ______                Practice double facts by asking someone to hold up their fingers  (1-10) and you tell what that number is doubled (1+1, 2+2, etc.)


    ______                Practice measuring flat objects at home with paper clips or another small object


    ______                Have someone at home write three reasons why they are proud of you



    Anytime December Homework Activities


    ______Read a story and tell someone at home about the main character
    ______ Make and send a holiday/seasonal card to someone special
    ______ Play a board game with someone that includes counting
    ______ Write 10 of your sight words with fancy letters (see back of this paper)
    ______ Listen to someone at home talk about something they remember aboutschool

    ______ Draw a picture of your bedroom and label the items
    ______ Play the game Top It with a deck of playing cards
    ______ Make a list of three (3) words each that start with ch, sh, th, and wh
    ______ Read a story and tell someone at home about the setting
    ______ Snow will be here soon. Write a story about a time you were in the snow. Remember punctuation

    ______ Have your parents write down a number and add or subtract by multiples of ten (10). Do this several times
    ______ Make a list of your favorite foods
    ______ Read a non-fiction story together. Share 2 facts that you learned
    ______ Write three (3) sentences about today’s weather. Remember punctuation
    ______ Make up number stories and number models together for every day events. For example, “I saw 3 red cars. Then I saw 2 blue cars. How many cars did I see in all? 3+2=5”

    ______ Organize some of your sight words in lists by number of syllables


    Anytime November Homework Activities


    ______ Read for 15 minutes to a stuffed animal.

    ______ Write the names of the children you played with during the week. 

    ______ Say the letters of these sight words (you, was, they, from, have, one)

    ______ How many 2-digit numbers can you make using the digits 5, 8, and 2? Use each digit once in each number (example 82, 25, etc)

    ______ Read the days of the week on a calendar. Try to spell the days correectly without looking at the calendar. Remember to capitalize the first letter. 

    ______ Make a list of everything you ate today. 

    ______ List as many words as you can think of that rhyme with "play"

    ______ 16 kids are on the playground. Some of the kids are girls. 9 of the kids are boys. How many girls are on the playgound/ Tell or work with soemeone to figure out the solution. 

    ______ Find the title, author, and illustrator of four of your favorite books using the cover. 

    ______ Try to form new words by adding a letter or letters to these sight words (and, in, is, are, be, at). Exampble and-->sand. How many could you find? 

    ______ Count by 1's, 5's and 10's with a challenge. Try starting at different numbers. "Count up by 10s starting at 3: 13, 23, 33."

    ______ Read a new story. Try to talk through characters, setting, problem and solution. 

    ______ Visit our interactive word wall in gmail. Write some sight words from the list in pyramid form: 




    ______ Say a number less than 10. Have your child say the other number needed to make a sum of 10; for example, if you say 7, your child should say 3. Because 7+3=10



    Anytime October Homework Activities

    ______ Count aloud to someone from 1 to 120
    ______ Make a list of letters that are consonants
    ______ Find thermometers in your home
    ______ Practice writing your last name 6 times
    ______ Find a story with pictures do a picture walk.
    ______ Have someone listen to you count by 5s. How high can you count?
    ______ Write out all the vowels and rainbow trace in at least 3 different colors

    ______ Write the names of everyone in your family with a capital letter at the beginning

    ______ Make up a story while you are riding in the car with someone
    ______ Count backward from 20 to 1
    ______ Write sentences using each of these sight words: the, that, of, you
    ______ Write as many words as you can think of that rhyme with “play
    ______ Write 2 sentences about today’s weather
    ______ Read a story by yourself and retell the story to a family member
    ______ Take a handful of something from home. Estimate how many are in your hand. How close was your estimate?
    ______ Help someone at home write a grocery list