It wasn’t until my fifth child was in first grade a couple of years ago that I had kind of a revelation. Not every kid gets math and reading and needs help with one on one practice at home. If the letter I read above is an accurate sample of the one you send to your children’s school, you are inviting a negative first impression. Teachers are extremely overloadedhave so many restrictions, it’s not their fault. The amazingly, shockingly low test scores country wide speak to how successful piling the expectation of learning more and more, and taking more and more time to do it, is actually working. My hubby has been saying this for years.
I agree with this concept completely. Resistance can’t be tweeted. October 2, at What I have a real problem with is the “homework” that requires shopping and heavy parental participation! You are addressing educators; therefore, you need to follow the guidelines for formal letter writing, using impeccable grammar and perfect punctuation. My question to anyone is ,is it mandatory to have homework??
And that’s exactly the hardest point for my 5th grader.
We have great homeschool laws. After all, Germany heathdr us the original idea for kindergarten, a place where children should NOT “read, write or cipher. Trending Deutsche Bank hands over Trump records. Because we’re all in this together.
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Research shows that children who are allowed to PLAY do better academically in later years than those who face academic focus in early years preK-3rd grade especailly. I mean no disrespect for the teachers who believe homework is the only way, I just ask us to take another look at it, and be partners with the parents.
I think I love you. Peggy, if your grandson is struggling with his homework to the point where he and you are brought to tears, perhaps there’s something more going on than just he doens’t like homework and should be tested for a learning disorder.
He has english once a week that should take no more than 25 minutes and maths similar. If the parents of the children in your classroom aren’t interested in supporting their learning, that is a shame, but ultimately, it’s up to individuals to make the right choices for themselves.
If the letter I read above is an accurate sample of the one you send to your children’s school, you are inviting a negative first impression. It wasn’t until my fifth child was in first grade a couple of years ago that I had kind of a revelation. Actually, there was one thing that drove me more crazy – when there was homework assigned that was a to be done as a group with one or more other students outside of school time. When they were in grade 2 and 4, their mainstream support teacher asked how I felt about writing in “no homework” into their IEPs individual learning plans I could have kissed her!
Why can’t the homework be about applying what you’ve learned to your homelife as a young child? Notify me of new posts by email. One night the teacher gave a homework assignment telling the kids to help their parents clean for 10 minutes.
The other two teachers left for personal reasons. Kids are expected to do the work at school, then enjoy what they want to when school is out. I feel the same way you do about homework.
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I read her post last week, just moments before stepping out of my home office [ No, it’s just more stress because if they need help with it they won’t get it, or it’s too stressful at home to do a good job, have a quiet place to work, etc. Having said all of this, over time, it seems that some “enrichment activities” have creeped in. I did not have trouble with parents or children but with many of my fellow teachers and administrators.
Katie’s K teacher gives a packet to do weekly but some is count the steps shuumaker Really, truly, I heater this article, I want it for the world, but I don’t think it practical for all situations. They are always too busy and kids even have to have dinner by themselfs – so sad. Remember, you are selling the notion there is enough learning during school hours.
Also, she said she didn’t agree with homework for children 11 and under. Try it on for size sometime, instead of your own beliefs on the matter ask your parents.
I wish more parenting advice had encouraged me to do this instead of focusing solely on reading.
If homework is assigned, it shumakeg be something the child can do on their own with minimal support. That’s why class size is such a huge issue in education. What I have a real problem with is the “homework” that requires shopping and heavy parental participation! Or go to bed. Because I was told that my childs teacher will not be giving out no homework at all.