ERIC Number: ED396282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Homeside Activities--Grade 4.
Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA.
Providing a low-key, nonthreatening way for teachers and parents to build partnerships for kids, this book presents short, concrete activities in English and Spanish to foster communication between teachers and parents and between parents and children. While the activities in the book are designed for grade 4, none of the activities have grade-specific references; they can also be used in mixed-grade and ungraded classrooms. The activities in the book make it easy for parents to contribute a "homeside" to their children's schoolside learning. The activities in the book are introduced once or twice a month in class, completed at home, and then incorporated into a follow-up classroom activity or discussion. Typically these 15- to 20-minute activities in the book are reciprocal parent-child interviews or opportunities to share experiences and opinions. The book begins with a description of "homeside activities" and their benefits, guidelines for teachers, and a letter to parents. The 18 teacher pages and activities in the book are on topics such as homework, winter feelings, family history, historical heroes, neighborhood maps, and school year summary. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Environment, Family History, Grade 4, Homework, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills
Developmental Studies Center, 2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305, Oakland, CA 94606-5300 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA.