Considering WONDER Homework

Feb 18, 2013

0
Caplin Family

 

Screen+shot+2013-02-14+at+9.51.04+AM

My fifth graders love homework passes.  They are their "get out of jail" ticket.  If they forget their HW, they can use their HW pass and not get a "date." A date is when I write down their late HW and that is how I keep track of late assignments. The HW pass allows them an extra day to get their HW completed and not get a "date."  Up until this year, I used to give HW passes for holiday (Halloween, Christmas, Valentines) but not this year.  I shifted my thinking and now my students earn their HW pass during the holidays.  I allow my students the opportunity to choose a wonder at Wonderopolis that must be connected to something that we are learning about in school.  They must leave a STRONG comment and on our first day back from a break or for example our 4 day weekend this week, we begin our day with students sharing their comment on the Smartboard. It is a great way to build community after a long break and most importantly students are learning over break and making connections with what we have been discussing in class. I am excited that they are learning to earn their HW pass and not just being given their HW pass. Wonder homework is a fun way to allow students to interact with new learning and also make family connections.  Try it I think you will like it!

Share:
0 Comments

Latest Posts from Our Lead Ambassadors:

Susan Hellard Sep 24, 2017

Overnight Environmental Camp: Take it or leave it?

We just returned from our biggest field trip of the year. Our 5th grade overnight environmental 4H trip. This trip never seems to go as planned, I ...

0
Renee Cunningham Mar 17, 2016

Power in the Partnership

Do you have a work BFF? That person that you can say anything to, bounce ideas off of, even share workplace gossip (it happens everywhere). Beyond ...

0
Krissy Pierce Mar 9, 2016

First Post!

I am so excited to embark on this journey with the other Wonderopolis Lead Ambassadors! I have been a long time follower of all things Wonderopolis ...

1