1st grade students are given a weekly homework packet that is sent home with them on Wednesday's. Students are expected to do one page of homework each night and have the packet completed by the following Tuesday and brought back at that time. Students are also expected to read to an adult, or older sibling, each night for 20-30 minutes.
The reason behind reading to an adult is so they can check from comprehension. Each student (unless they are working with a Reading Recovery teacher) has been given a book bag to take between school and home each day. Students check their book bag in with the teacher and then change out books in the leveled library so they are reading books at their specific reading level.