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A Teacher's Unique Homework Policy Goes Viral

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My daughter got this exact note at the beginning of this year. She's in 3rd grade. It was amazing and our family loved it. ❤
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I never minded homework in grade school, mainly because I loved school. To me, it was a continuation of something I thoroughly enjoyed. However, when I was in high school, the homework was overwhelming. I remember one time when I had 7 hours of homework. That was the start of my not loving school as much as I used to.
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The problem is that too many parents think studying and reading with their child isn't homework too, so it doesn’t happen. I know my daughter wouldn’t have been as successful early on, if we didn’t take that time to study and practice materials.
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My little one is in kindergarten and she gets homework just about every day. Sometimes I wonder if I have to spend so much time with homework, what is the teacher doing in class? I agree that if a child is struggling in particular area(s) then by all means, send home work, but other than that, let us enjoy each other by spending quality time together, discussing the day, bonding, etc.
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We tried that at my school last year. As a 5th grade teacher it was not very successful. There were some students that rarely did classwork let alone finish it for homework. One day towards the end of the year I had students work on missing assignments while others did fun stuff like art projects and extra credit work. THAT was much more successful.
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This a movement whose time has come. If your child still has homework, first check with teacher. If it’s his/her policy, speak with the principal. “Most” schools are following the research supported principles of education and strong family support has proven to be much more important than homework.
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This a movement whose time has come. If your child still has homework, first check with teacher. If it’s his/her policy, speak with the principal. “Most” schools are following the research supported principles of education and strong family support has proven to be much more important than homework.
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Children have many things to learn at home from picking up toys, to playing with neighbor children, learning to sew, hunting with dad, learning to cook, learning to care for the elderly, it's all learning. Social skills, how to make decisions, how to follow directions om a recipe (that crosses over to setting up your new shed, how to follow directions) how to go out in the world and help, how to read food labels, the list is endless. There is little time for all that when evenings and weekends take away as many hours as they do.
I moved my son to a private school for many reasons and I asked about homework. The director said, it's our job to teach them in school all day so no homework. You have many things to teach your child at home and you should be able to do that without doing our job. I fell in love. :)
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I think it would encourage good study habits - at school, instead of goofing off and disrupting class. Then they have family time at home.
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Second grade - in old (English money) I think that translates to age six or seven?
If so it’s sad that this is seen as innovative.
Back in the day, at that age, spending time with your family, sharing a meal, playing in the garden, reading books etc is what you did - not a paragraph if homework to be seen.
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Unfortunately we have a very firm school board policy regarding homework... I would be in trouble if I didn’t assign it ;(
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Finely a teacher In there right mind! I wish this would have been my teachers.
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