No Homework?

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Kids are ecstatic

My sister posted on FB yesterday regarding a no HW policy implemented by her daughter’s 2nd grade teacher. Basically you only have homework if you can’t finish the days assignment while in class. I queried my 7 year old son walking home with him from school, and I was surprised to find out his teacher was implementing a similar policy. The only difference being that test prep material will be sent home before an exam, although it is not clear to me if this means every exam or just big, state mandated type tests.

Is this the new trend in schools? On the surface it sounds good as my son would have more time at home to hang with us and just do “kid stuff.” If I am playing devil’s advocate I wonder if this means that more time will be spent in class doing assignments rather than instruction by the teacher?

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I would welcome less homework. Both my kids are honor students who are given tremendous amounts of homework daily. We feel they don’t have time for anything. Last year, as fifth and six graders respectively I felt that as important as their education is to us, at that age, their social interaction and time with friends was equally important. Some of life’s more important lessons don’t come from books or homework.

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I completely support the idea of no homework with the exception that if a child is struggling, may need some supplemental materials at home. As far as what goes on in the classroom, I would like to believe that there is still a lot of instruction along with interaction to help students along with the assignment, if need be. I would say the importance of more family time, less screen time, outdoor play, unstructured play and free time are way more important than a few dittos in a folder. Especially for young children. As they get older, such as with… Read more »

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My 11yr old just notified me at 9pm he has Science home work due tomorrow, so much for getting it done in class. Usually takes longer than the second week of school for me to give the “Do Your Job” speech. I’ll answer unlimited questions, but doing the work is his responsibility.

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When my daughter was in 3rd grade, she was in the “Excel” class. She was given copious amounts of homework, especially on Wednesday’s, which soon became known as “the Wednesday Night Homework War.” I thought it was too much, too soon. Some homework also seems designed to pull parents in, and although parental involvement is much needed, all parties working on a complicated project until late night hours is a benefit to no one in the house. Now, in 8th grade honor’s classes, I’m not sure she is gettting enough. Finding the right balance is very important.