Set up a "homework options" chart. Maybe put a weekday at the top of each column, allow them to choose from that column. Staple to the top of all completed hw on Friday, with their choice for each night colored in/signed.

More pencil box ideas: Word work activities. Creative ways to practice sight words, spelling, etc.

First Grade Fairytales: Weekly Homework FREEBIE

First Grade Fairytales: Weekly Homework FREEBIE spelling choice board

All Students Can Shine: Sight Words & Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe FREEBIE.  A cute one that first graders can use!  Finally!

All Students Can Shine: Sight Words & Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe FREEBIE. Change to vocabulary words menu

Here's a FREE Speller's Choice Menu that can be used with any spelling list. The kids love it because there's a variety of activities to choose from, and teachers love it because these activities manage to incorporate phonics, grammar, writing AND math!!! :) I just place it in a sheet protector in their take-home binder for them to use with homework every night.

Here's a FREE Speller's Choice Menu that can be used with any spelling list. The kids love it because there's a variety of activities to choose from, and teachers love it because these activities manage to incorporate phonics, grammar, writing AND math!

Creative way to encourage kids to practice spelling words. {Relief Teaching Ideas}

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Have students draw a big scribble on their page. Remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using colored pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their spelling or word wall words. You could also do this for math facts.

Love it, ladies! It's great to work with such amazing teachers! "April Spelling Contract Freebie.  An idea for using spelling centers next year?"

April Spelling Contract Freebie - useful for ideas for learning spelling list words

Make spelling practice, homework, and/or word work engaging, interactive, meaningful and fun all while differentiating! Here is a freebie spelling menu with the "Swirly Words" spelling activity template. This is a favorite in my classroom as students write their words on a swirl!For more spelling menus, activities, and pre- and post-test templates, check out my Spelling Menu PackEnjoy!Katie

Make spelling practice, homework, and/or word work engaging, interactive, meaningful and fun all while differentiating! Here is a freebie spelling menu with

OR Bellwork!!  Goes in homework folder and student chooses a different activity each night!!

How to practice spellings! Goes in homework folder and student chooses a different activity each night!

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Second Grade With The Teacher Wears Prada: Classroom Pictures and a FREEBIE!

This is also a great idea for spelling homework. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, they do this to help study (they pick one per night). On Thursday, they write the word in a sentence or just practice in their own way.

TIC TAC TOE Word Wall Word Practice This might work for spelling word practice also.

Spelling Menu.pdf

pdf Students color in the activities they have completed, then turn it in for a new one when the page is full!

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SPaG placemat - Check spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) against this colourful 'desk placemat'.

Check spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) against this colourful ‘desk placemat’. The resource can be printed and laminated for students to refer to during written work in any lesson, helping to improve literacy across the secondary curriculum.

Monthly Spelling Menus for the WHOLE YEAR! Each month includes 9 fun and engaging practice activities that kids LOVE! Also, includes an editable version which allows you to enter your own student directions.

Monthly Spelling Menus --- Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe with EDITABLE DIRECTIONS

This is an awesome resource! Great for a first year teacher!

My Fourth Grade Homework Routine

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Kind of in love with this menu!! It has some great options for practicing spelling that are more creative and fun than just writing the words 3 times (which I still think is good practice, but these really make more meaning of the words or are good to do after spelling drills as stations)

Spelling - Work with Words Menu. Good spelling hmwrk or center ideas. Silly sentences, dictionary dig for more points, etc.

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