**Today (7/7- happy birthday to my dad!!!) I'm adding a few more goodies to my Homework Club pack, bringing the total pages to over 70!**
Last week Tara posted her cute Homework Club display for her Monday Made-It post and it got me re-thinking about my homework club in my classroom.
Homework is tricky because, when students are young, if it doesn't get completed, it is a home issue not a student issue. However, I also believe that we have to teach our students to succeed in spite of things they may be facing at home and an easy way we can do that is to encourage responsibility when it comes to homework. One way I've found to do that is with a club... because kids love clubs!
Do you do a "Homework Club"? I've been doing one since 2006 and it's a huge hit every year. Basically, students can join the club each month just by completing their homework! My kiddos don't know this (so don't tell them!) but they can secretly miss one assignment here and there and I don't make a fuss about it. I know my teacher bag sits full and lonely many a night when I just can't get to the "homework" I brought for myself to do, so I try to be understanding for my students. BUT, I do hold them accountable and try to develop that responsibility and pride in a job well done.
I just jazzed up all of my "Homework Club" resources and have them at TpT.
Each month, my students who stay in the club get to eat their lunch in the room with me and they each get an award...
And a homework pass they can cash in during a homework crisis...
I also display their names in my classroom for the month. I think I'm going to put them in the hallway this coming year so everyone can share in our celebration!
I jazzed up my display a bit too...
I also have "Homework Club" brag tags from Image Stuff. Not every kid gets one every month, but I choose two or three at random each month to receive one! They love it!
I also use my monthly check lists (love 'em!) to keep my own private daily record of my students' homework completion. Click HERE to check them out!
I just posted the whole jazzed up version of my Homework Club pack on TpT and I'm pretty proud of it! You can check it out by clicking the pic below. If you'd like to win a copy, leave me a homework related comment and I'll choose a winner late Sunday!
Check out my Homework Club on TpT!
October 15, 2017
Homework Club Guidelines
Melcher-Dallas Elementary School’s homework club will begin on Wednesday, September 28. Homework Club is an opportunity for your child to complete work in quiet surroundings with elementary staff supervision and assistance. You are invited to carefully consider including this opportunity in your child’s academic program. Please make note of the following important information about Homework Club:
· Homework club is held after school on Wednesday’s from 1:45 – 3:00pm in the library
· There is no homework club on early dismissal days for weather.
· Dismissal from Homework Club is at 3:00 p.m. It is imperative that parents/guardians pick up their student on time.
· Attendance will be taken at each session. If your child will not be attending on his/her regularly scheduled day for any reason, you must send a note to the main office.
· There will be tutor assistance. The primary focus of our homework club will be literacy skills and math.
· If a student has no work to complete, they will be required to do independent reading.
· Misbehaving, not doing work, not coming prepared (with work, pen or pencil), and not being picked up on time are reasons the student may not be allowed to continue in homework club.
Homework Club Letter October 2016