As a full-time working mother, please know that I empathize with all of you that this week was perhaps best described as CRAZY! Emails, forms, checks, lunches, homework, meetings..............oh my. So, yeah, I get it. I promise this will not only become just part of the new routine, it will probably even slow down. A bit.
Please, please continue to sign your child's planner every day. I feel this is an important tool that your child can use to become an organized student.
I would encourage you (if you have not already done so) to look over the "Class Policies" page of this website. It will give you insight into what to expect when it comes to homework, etc.
Remember that your child is to be reading minimally 20-30 minutes every day at home. That includes weekends and holidays (sorry). Research indicates children should read for 90 minutes a day to stay on grade level (more than 90 if they are below grade level). Most of that reading time is done in school, but not all.
We spent much of this week thinking of ways that we can "make reading the best it can be." Ask your child what their thoughts are on how they can do this themselves and how you can help at home!