DD is and has always been a straight-A student. Last year (4th grade), she was so far ahead on the curve that she had to be assessed using 5th grade standards. She's more than able to keep up in that regard this year - I mean, she understands the material and the concepts BUT there is just so much as far as sheer volume! Minimum 2 hours worth every nite, and that does not include projects. A lot of it seems like nothing more than busy work, homework for the sake of homework. And it's not work that has not been finished in class, it is work that has been assigned specifically as homework.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:41 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by Courtney610 at 7:48 AM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by kamore at 11:57 AM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 7:46 AM on Sep. 23, 2010
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Answer by mellonhead at 12:07 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
My oldest is in 5th. So far I've seen her bring home a worksheet each night (math or English or science). She's also supposed to read 30 minutes each night and practice her mulitplication facts. It just varies from night to night and I have to check the website each night to see what her homework is because she won't tell me and won't do it all.
My 2nd grader gets more homework than the 5th grader so far.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:52 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by jenn1172 at 3:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
My son has 30 minutes of reading everynight and projects when they come up. I notice that certain teachers that give homework are the teachers that really don't teach in the class. His 1st & 3rd grade teachers were that way. The students did almost nothing in class and everything at home. I informed the teachers that if the work came home as homework and I had to sign off that it was done then I WOULD BE GRADING THE PAPERS NOT THEM. Some teachers are JUST LAZY!
Answer by emerald53197 at 4:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010