Homework

 

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All of this to say that we will not be assigning much homework this year... :) There will be occasional projects to be completed at home, and quick review-type activities weekly, but the main focus of homework will be regular handwriting practice. Building good handwriting habits from the beginning is critical, as bad habits are much harder to break over time. Ensuring that kids are forming letters correctly is much more effectively done at home, where parents can provide immediate feedback and individual assistance, which is not always possible in a classroom full of children. All homework assignments will include specific instructions, and I am always here to provide additional assistance, as needed.