I don't believe in giving out unnecessary homework.  When I do send homework home it will be directly related to one of our learning targets that I feel needs to be practiced further.  Math homework will come home on YELLOW sheets of paper.  Most students will have sight words that they should practice at home to help them reach mastery.  There will be some fun ideas of how to help your child learn their sight words sent home at the beginning of the year.  In addition to any homework, each child should spend 10-20 minutes reading or being read to each night.