From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
My teacher ate my homework,
which I thought was rather odd.
He sniffed at it and smiled
with an approving sort of nod .
He took a little nibble —
it’s unusual, but true —
then had a somewhat larger bite
and gave a thoughtful chew.
I think he must have liked it,
for he really went to town.
He gobbled it with gusto
and he wolfed the whole thing down.
He licked off all his fingers,
gave a burp and said, “You pass.”
I guess that’s how they grade you
when you’re in a cooking class.
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Reading Level: Grade 4
From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
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Bo's ten monkey friends are in trouble – they are trapped and need your help. To free all the monkeys you need determination to master times tables from 2 to 10. Think you can do it? We know you can, and we promise you will have lots of fun while doing so!
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Homework helps extend what kids learned in the classroom and gives kids a chance to practice important skills. Unfortunately, kids don’t always understand their homework and their teachers aren’t on hand to answer the questions they have. When parents can’t come up with the answers either, homework help websites give them a place to turn to.
Best Kids Websites selection of homework help websites gives kids and parents multiple places to turn when they’re struggling with a difficult homework assignment. These websites offer the most accurate information, cover a broad range of subjects, and offer games and activities to help make learning the material fun.
Refdesk’s Homework Helper is a collection of links designed to provide you with the help you need. Links are organized by grade-level (1-6, 7-8 and 9-12) and by subject. Continue reading →
Homework Spot offers answers to questions and resources for students at every grade-level and for every subject. Solve puzzles, browse questions other students have asked or practice for the SAT. Use the reference section to find other resources such as current news and museums to help you with your homework. Continue reading →
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The Homework Help section at Math.com features help with pre-algebra, algebra and geometry homework. Continue reading →
This website is designed to help students of all ages with their math homework. Input a basic math problem to see if your answer is correct. Use the addition and order of operations helpers for step-by-step help to solve your problems.
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Summer homework or no summer homework? That is a debate that rages among school systems, parent, teachers and kids. And I’m not going to step into it and venture an opinion on whether there should be summer homework. However, I will point out that, like it or not, there is summer homework and required reading in many school systems. So make a summer homework plan as to how to get it done without it take over your summer!
As a work-at-home mom, I use summer homework to my advantage, making it part. MORE of some of the everyday summer activities that fill our summer days. But I will admit, it's easy to let summer homework slide, and we have been caught staying up late the day before schools starts. Don't let that happen to you!Let summer homework teach a lesson.
And I don’t necessarily mean the math or reading lesson it is intended to teach. Let summer homework teach your kids the lesson of managing time effectively and tackling unpleasant tasks without procrastination. Don't lay out a plan for summer homework without consulting them. Work together to come up with goals and a schedule. Read more about home much homework help to give .
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Very few kids favor of summer homework. However, if you’re a fan of summer homework, likely your child has figured that out and doesn’t need a lecture on the danger of the summer brain drain. On the other hand, if you wish the school didn’t give summer homework, keep that to yourself too. You can be sympathetic but don't fan the flame if your child is wallowing in the injustice of it. Simply remain neutral.Start early, be consistent.
Do not wait until August to pull out the summer homework packet. Look at it soon after school ends and get your child started while the material is still fresh in his mind. Even if your child works on it consistently throughout the summer, there still may be a lot to finish at the end of summer, so don’t make it worse by waiting.Make a plan.
Summer homework won't be magically completed at the end of the summer unless you plan out the details of exactly when it will be done. Sit down with a calendar and the homework packets and make a plan for getting the summer homework done .
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Reserve your student's space in the Homework Hub, a dedicated study room in Children's Services on the Main Library's first floor, in person at the Children’s Services desk with an Oak Park Public Library card.
This special space comes stocked with raised line paper; pencils with grips; tri-write pencils; a binder to be used as a slant writing board; workbooks for kindergarten through sixth grade; workbooks for preschoolers; whiteboards and markers; calculators and protractors; rulers, glue, and scissors. A dedicated computer is loaded with Boardmaker ; Earobics ; Lexia ; Typing Instructor for Kids ; Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome; and a switch adapter.
A library card also offers kids access to the subscription-based online resources listed on this page. All are designed to help make digital learning more interactive, more visual, and more fun.Online Resources
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