The Monthly Home"Work" Calendars were created to provide activities that connect school learning
with children’s home environments. The calendars are based upon different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of
thinking skills. While some days children will use list, count, and find from the lowest level of
thinking (the “knowledge” category) other days will require them to plan, create and research from
the highest levels of thinking, “synthesis and evaluation”. I have included activities for each of
the 6 Thinking Levels. The calendar can provide parents with ideas on the types of activities that
they can be doing with their children to connect learning between school and their lives.
Calendars include opportunities to build skills in math, language, speaking, reading, writing, science,
social studies and many other valuable skills that bring learning to life for children. Many activities
require parent involvement that will lead to better communication skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to
provide the homework families often request with valuable activities that you know allow children to
enjoy and experience learning in a natural environment. Children can complete any box on the calendar
for any day which will give children choices and build motivation. You, as the teacher, can decide how
many boxes a week or month you would like students to complete. Show our children that homework can be fun!
In addition to the calendar I have supplied thoughts and research on the topic of homework.
I hope this will help as you connect home to school with home”work".
Sample Home "Work" calendar.