Homework Survival Kit
I finally took my own suggestions (hee!) and created our family Homework Survival Kit. The kit is just one part of BMTM’s Homework Helper Packet for the Classroom Teacher and I have been wanting to make it for a while. And, this morning I was inspired by the Crayola buy one get one free promotion at Toys r Us.
- container of some sort
- school supplies (pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, scissors, pencil sharpener, glue stick etc)
Creating the Homework Survival Kit
I did not want to buy a new container so I took 4 empty water bottles we had in our recycling, cleaned and dried them, cut off the tops. and taped them together.
I then used some cute contact paper we had in our craft closet and wrapped it around the bottles and over the edges because they are a bit sharp.
I picked up a handful of school supplies from the store…
Then added a few things we already had…
Putting It All Together
We then opened up all the boxes and put our supplies in our Homework Survival Kit. I also plan to add a number line for math homework, but haven’t printed it yet. Click here for a free number line.
Then we added our label and now we are all ready for whatever homework comes our way!
Here are a few new labels I made to share with you. Simply click on the image to download!
The Homework Survival Kit as, well, Homework!
This week in first grade, we made creating a homework survival kit a homework assignment. We sent home a note explaining the kit along with the labels (above), a number line and a writing book mark from A Year of Many Firsts’ Writers Workshop Mega Pack (amazing resource by the way). I asked my students to take a picture of their homework survival kit and send it to me. I hope some of them do and I can share it with you!
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