Printable Homework and Morning Work – and how I’m using it in my kindergarten homeschool!

This past year I have been doing kindergarten homeschool with my oldest child, who just turned 6. By mid-year, his reading and math skills were advanced enough that I wanted to introduce him to some independent work — both for the additional benefits and challenges that would provide him, as well as for having something on hand for when he wanted “to do something” but I was busy helping my 4 year old preschooler or doing something around the house. I dare not say I was looking for some busy work, but yes, I needed something to keep him busy at times…I digress… πŸ™‚Β  Then I found these great printable homework and morning work packets!

I knew that a fellow blogger, Emily from Second Story Window, had some amazing first and second grade printable homework and morning work sets that aligned with the Common Core (a set of standards that most public schools around the nation are now following), and after perusing her site and her store on Teachers Pay Teachers, I knew her 1st grade morning work and 1st grade homework work packets would be a good fit for my son! It WOULD indeed keep him busy, but it was also well-rounded, well-planned, and well, just what I was looking for!

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Printable Morning Work and Homework

Luke has been using the first grade printable homework and morning work setsΒ the past few months now. In the beginning, I had to sit with him and answer questions as he completed his work, but within a few days he was able to do most of the work independently. I love that reading the directions for each part is giving him more experiences reading for a purpose, and that the sheets cover both reading and math skills! As a homeschooler, I also enjoy knowing that we are covering Common Core standards that are being taught in classrooms, so that if my son does go into the school system, he’ll be right on track with his peers. Additionally, checking over my son’s work when he completes a page helps me to get a quick snapshot of the things he really understands and the things I need to spend more time on with him. If I see there is something he doesn’t understand, I can give him a quick one-on-one mini-lesson on the topic, and then pay attention to the next time he comes across a similar question to see if he has mastered it or still needs extra help. I won’t even mention the fact that he LOVES doing this work! πŸ˜‰

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Other reasons I love Second Story Window’s printable homework and morning work bundles:

  • It would take me a long time to create this on my own, but Emily and her sister Heidi, who teach/taught second grade, have already created this AND it’s nicely formatted to boot!
  • The product isn’t free, but it is VERY reasonably priced for how much work you get AND I love the fact that almost all the money actually goes to the creators’ of the product (versus into some big publishing company’s pockets).
  • It was created by classroom teachers!
  • The format is very kid-friendly; it is designed to be independent work!
  • The images and text are very clear and precise.
  • The packet(s) you receive can be downloaded, so you can use them for multiple students in a classroom or homeschool.
  • You can print the entire packet at once, or sheet by sheet as needed.

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How do WE use the printable homework and morning work packets in our homeschool?

I created a binder for morning work and a binder for homework. I printed the first 50 pages or so of each packet and put them into the proper binder. My son can choose to work on these as he pleases, or I can direct him to get his notebook and complete his work for the day. I typically check his work after each page is completed so that I can provide him with immediate feedback.

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Want to win a bundle?

Emily at Second Story Window has graciously allowed me to give away 2 complete bundles of morning work, homework, and the homework add-on pack!!!

The winners can choose if they want the 1st or 2nd grade set. Winners also have the choice of the 3rd grade morning work set instead, but there is no 3rd grade homework packet to go along as that is still in the works!!

Want to win? Just leave a comment below telling me which bundle you’d like to win: 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd (morning work only). Be sure your email address is included so I can get in touch with you if you are one of the winners!! I will choose two random winners Sunday, March 23rd!!

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Can’t wait?

Head over to Second Story Window’s blog, the Second Story Window store on Teacher’s Pay Teachers, or the Second Story Window Etsy shop. In addition to their awesome morning work and homework packets, they have many, many more printables for pre-k through 3rd grades, so head over and check them out!!

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And, yes, my son is doing his independent work in his Spiderman footie pajamas! πŸ™‚


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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book! http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/ http://www.parentteachplay.com/

  • Melissa Cherney says:

    Hi! These look great! I would love to win the first grade packet for my daughter, who is just about to finish up her kindergarten work!

  • Kelly Whitfill says:

    Hey, I’d love to get the first grade pack. Thanks!

  • Amy C. says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! I would choose the first grade packet for my son. πŸ™‚

  • Kim Schneider says:

    Second grade;).

  • Shauna Brees says:

    2nd grade work please! πŸ™‚

  • Janice says:

    I’d love to win the 1st Grade set. πŸ™‚

  • Danielle Ali says:

    We would love a Third Grade Pack! We use worksheets for all of our kids mixed with hands on work. We will be homeschooling all four kids in a couple of years so I am definitely going to check out Second Story Window. Thanks!!

  • Jena says:

    What a great idea! I would love to win a set for my daughter for first grade.

  • jessica says:

    I’d love the second grade packet. I really think my girl would enjoy them!

  • April Noah says:

    First grade

  • Melinda Reid says:

    I would love 2nd ..

  • Jamie Trauth says:

    2nd grade!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Heather says:

    I would love a chance to win that 2nd grade pack; it looks fun! As I was reading through your post & looking at your pictures, I was thinking, “Spiderman PJs and glasses?! Too much cuteness; I think I’m in love!”. Then at the end of the post, you mention they’re footie PJs. Even cuter!!

  • Tawn says:

    First grade. This would be the perfect thing, I’m heading to their site now.

  • Heather says:

    I would love a chance to win that 2nd grade pack; it looks fun! As I was reading through your post & looking at your pictures, I was thinking, “Spiderman PJs and glasses?! Too much cuteness; I think I’m in love!”. Then at the end of the post, you mention they’re footie PJs. Even cuter!!

  • Michelle says:

    I would love to win the first grade pack! I’ve been looking for something to keep my K’er busy while I work one on one with her little brother! What an awesome idea!

  • Michelle says:

    What an amazing looking resource. Thank you for sharing. I would love the 1st grade bundle.

  • Briana DeMelo says:

    I would be thrilled to win a first grade bundle for my daughter!

  • Lindsay says:

    I love the products from Second Story! I used the second grade work last year. I’d love the 1st grade pack!

  • Amanda P says:

    I just checked out these packets on TPT and their blog- WOW! It is clear that these resources are very well thought out and right on target! I am a former teacher who will start homeschooling my 2nd grader and kindergartener in the fall. I’d love to try the second grade set for my son. Thanks for introducing me to Second Story Window! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa says:

    First grade!

  • Melissa says:

    First grade!

  • Luanne says:

    I would surely like the second grade packet. Morning work is a great way to get students ready for the day, and work well with the Daily 5 as well. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Jamie E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d be interested in the 1st grade set.

  • Bethany W. says:

    These look awesome and perfect for my daughter to be start doing some independent work. My daughter is also in Kindergarten and I have been looking for something that she can do on her own and practice those skills she is learning! I would LOVE to have the 1st grade pack! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the review!

  • Kirsten says:

    I would love the 1st grade pack for my son. Would be perfect for when I’m working with his younger sisters.

  • I would LOVE to use this pack in my First Grade Classroom. It looks so cheery, yet covers the common core standards. Thanks for the chance to win it!!

  • JulieAnn Wynia says:

    I’d love to WIN these and give them to my daughter who is homeschooling their newly adopted daughter who will be in 3rd grade next year. πŸ™‚

  • Amy says:

    These look awesome. I would love to win the 1st grade pack.

  • Talitha E says:

    This would be awesome to have! We would love the second grade work if we get lucky enough πŸ˜‰

  • Stephanie E says:

    I would love to win a 1st grade set!

  • Caitlin says:

    1st grade please. I am a Special Ed teacher, this is where my students are academically and would love for them to be able to do some work independently and gain self-confidence.

  • D. Colvin says:

    I would like the first grade set!

  • M. Fry says:

    This look pretty neat- would love to win the first grade set please and thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Janssen says:

    First grade! My daughter would be SO happy!

  • Amy says:

    I would love the 1st grade pack. Thanks!

  • karina says:

    I would love the first grade packet. I’ll be homeschooling my oldest son while we’re living abroad this fall (and then he’ll go to public school back in the US in January). It would be great to have something that would help me know where he needs to be when we get back!

  • Jane says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway!!! I would absolutely be ecstatic if I won a second grade pack for my daughter!!!!! Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Mallory says:

    I would love to win the first grade set!

  • Caroline Misarski says:

    I would love to win the first grade set! Alexander wants to learn how to read and write.

  • Becky M says:

    I would love to win the 3rd grade set. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Lambert says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a 1st grade set!!

  • KristinaYellow says:

    Would love the 1st grade packet. πŸ™‚

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  • Allison says:

    I would love to win a 1st grade bundle. What a great article on using morning work and allowing them to choose whatever it is they want to work on!

  • Julie Gates says:

    WoW this is a wonderful concept and the sample looks amazing. I would love to win the 1st set as I am a Nanny for 3 kids in the preschool to first year group and would get so much out of this incredible resource.

  • Catherine says:

    I would love the first grade one!! πŸ™‚

  • Candace says:

    I just stumbled on your blog while researching tips to help your children love reading. I love your blog! We would love to win the 1st grade packet. Thanks!

  • Christine says:

    Just found your page and this looks great. 1st Grade, please!

  • Leah says:

    I would LOVE the 1st grade packet. <3

  • Leslie says:

    2nd grade

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