Homework Help

Are you stuck for homework ideas?

Check out some ideas below.  If you have more ideas please post them as comments below.

This is a very comprehensive list; so, give your child only a few options to choose from instead of reading off this entire list.  Aim to have your child try a variety of tasks instead of doing the same thing every night.

Homework Ideas that can be done in your child’s Travail à la maison workbook:

Writing and Drawing:

  • Practice printing his/her name
  • Practice the letters of the alphabet (lower and upper case)
  • Practice writing his/her address or phone number
  • Draw a picture and colour it
  • Draw a picture and write some sentences in French about it (Je vois… Il y a… Voici…)
  • Draw a picture and label some of the object in French
  • Draw a picture and label some of the colours in French
  • Draw a number of objects and write a sentence saying how many there are (Il y a  ___ livres. There are ___ books.)
  • Using the book from home reading, copy some words from the book and illustrate them
  • Using the book from home reading, draw something from the story and write some sentences about it
  • Using the book from home reading, write whether or not you liked the story (J’aime l’histoire parce que… I like the story because… or Je n’aime pas l’histoire parce que… I didn’t like the story because)
  • Using the book from home reading, make a connection with the story and write about it (for example, if there was a cat in the story and I have a cat too I could write: J’ai un chat aussi.  Il est blanc. I have a cat too.  He is white.)
  • Using the book from home reading as a prompt, write about what happens in the story, re-tell some details about the story
  • Pick a french letter sound and using the book from home reading, identify words that have that sound; write the list in the homework book
  • Pick a few food items from your pantry and find the French labelling, draw a picture of the food items and write the name in French
  • Invent a story and write about it
  • Watch a 1 minutes episode of Léon and write about what happened in French

Cutting and Glueing:

  • Cut out and glue pictures from a flyer and write some sentences about them
  • Practice cutting out pictures from flyers and glueing them neatly in your homework book
  • Cut out pictures of food from a grocery store flyer and label some of the food items
  • Cut out picture of food from a grocery store flyer and write sentences saying if you like that food or not (J’aime _______. I like _______. or Je n’aime pas ________. I don’t like _________.)
  • Cut out food items from a grocery store flyer and categorize them according to colour or some other trait.
  • Cut out food items from a grocery store flyer and categorize them according to size (petit, moyen, grand, small, medium, large)
  • Cut out pictures of food items from a grocery store flyer and categorize them according to what food group they belong to
  • Cut out pictures of food items from a grocery store flyer and make a pretend restaurant menu (un menu) give the items prices
  • Do similar activities as above but with different types of flyers (electronics stores, department stores etc.)

Math Activities

  • Practice printing numbers from 1-10 with correct number formation
  • Practice printing numbers from 1-100 (later in the year)
  • Practice printing numbers, but skip count by twos (0,2,4,6,8,10 etc.)
  • Practice printing numbers, but skip count by fives (0,5,10,15,20 etc.)
  • Practice printing numbers, but skip count by tens (0,10,20,30… etc.)
  • Pick a number and write it in the middle of the page, represent that number as many ways as you can (see example below)

  • Using dot plate cards, cut out and group them according to quantity
  • Using these number cards, cut out and group them according to quantity
  • Practice basic addition facts using a die
  • Practice addition facts using ten frame cards (cut out ten frame cards, pick two at random, glue into workbook, and solve addition question)
  • Using the ten frame cards 0-9, pick one card, glue in workbook, write the “friend of ten” addition question (if the card shows 4 dots, then the addition questions would be 4+6=10)

  • Glue ten frame cards in the workbook and beside each write the number that is one more, two more, one less, two less than the number showing (See below for an example)

  • Build numbers with ten frame cards (make two piles, one of full ten frames, the other of ten frame cards 0-9, draw one from each pile at random, glue into workbook and write what number you made)

  • Write a few numbers for your child and have them build the number by glueing the ten frame cards in their workbook to show the number

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