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I find this absurd would like to know what you all think:

My daughter came home with a note from her teacher stating no more homework except there reading logs because they are cutting down on paper, I have never heard of a thing, wonder where our tax dollars are going lol, that they just quit doing homework due to paper cost.

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Asked by lisadallasr at 8:45 AM on Mar. 5, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • wow thats odd. id be asking questions to. now paper man i wish it was like this when i was in

    Answer by melissa197829 at 8:49 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Why not send a letter home asking parents to maybe donate paper? But to stop homework and have only reading is crazy.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:49 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I think it's a great idea. I support no homework because parents are busy these days and most work long hours and just want to spend loving, quality time with their kids and not have to fuss over homework. Work should be done at school.

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 8:53 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I think this is both a good idea and a bad idea. It's great to save on paper, but on the other hand, when my daughter brings home homework, it gives me a chance to see what she is doing in school. My daughter's teacher has cut back on paper use, but not eliminated homework. They have take-home books to read once a week. The teacher used to send home the book and a letter that needed signed and returned saying the child read the book to a parent. Now she just sends home the book. We sign the book, return it, and then it is sent home later in the week. I've noticed that her teacher is also using both sides of papers when making copies to save on paper.

    Answer by PnMMom at 9:23 AM on Mar. 5, 2009


    Answer by FIVEHAPPYHEARTS at 10:06 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • what??? crazy.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 11:20 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Our school here in PA sent home a note stating that they aren't sending home report cards unless the child has gone down in grades to save paper- totally crazy. I have every report card that I ever got from Elemt. school still and I'm 30 yrs old. It would be nice to save for the kids.

    Answer by cuteasabutton78 at 11:48 AM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • legalmommy101- homework can be GREAT for quality time, it doesn't have to mean punishment! we actually enjoy homework time... anything you're doing with the kids can be quality time. thats for you to determine, not the activity or task at hand.

    i do find that a wee bit asinine myself... the homework issue that is... wow, i'm almost glad to live in the ignorant south where nothing is conserved!


    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:17 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I would rejoice! Homework is nothing but busywork intended to make kids miserable. My 5th grader begrudges every single second of this stupid nonsense. Maybe its because most of what she has to do is pointless. I don't see any reason to make a kid do crap at home that they could easily do at school. Other than reading and going over vocab or spelling words...the rest is nonsense. Same for my 1st grader. I regularly roll my eyes at the junk he has to do to appease the school system. Thinking seriously of homeschooling next year.

    Answer by momofsaee at 1:29 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Sadness really. Is it really that hard to do homework with your child or children? I don't think parents are too busy these days, it's called being lazy.  It may take mine 30 minutes. If they are taking longer and struggling maybe they need an extra push from the parents like getting a tutor. I don't think homeschooling should be allowed because parents who think they can teach better than someone with a degree really can't and don't know chit. What their homework is, is just a refresher from what they did during the day. I don't think 30 minutes is asking a lot. They also have edline where you can see your child or children's grades and if you want you can print a report card from there. Then we wonder why kids are turning out they way they are and then complain about it.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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