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    Default Why teachers, why?

    Why do teachers set work that cannot possibly be done by the children and has to be done by the parents? I've been to primary school and have no desire to do primary school work again!!

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    I reckon it to see which kids are doing there homework and which kids have their parents doing it.

    I write on the homework that my child didn't understand/could not do the the task can they explain it again.

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    maybe because there are lots of kids of different levels in the class? Some can do it and some can't...but then the teacher should be giving them differing levels that suit their abilities.

    If DS came home with stuff that he could not do...i would go speak to the teacher and see if he was falling behind.

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    Weird. I'm a teacher and only send home work that's revision type stuff. Things we've done in class. I would love to never set homework actually!!! Except to read. It's a waste of time if the kids can't do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Weird. I'm a teacher and only send home work that's revision type stuff. Things we've done in class. I would love to never set homework actually!!! Except to read. It's a waste of time if the kids can't do it!
    yeah in my class we just send homework stuff that has been done in class. some kids have more spelling words out of choice etc

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    I always thought homework was revision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Why do teachers set work that cannot possibly be done by the children and has to be done by the parents? I've been to primary school and have no desire to do primary school work again!!
    Is that at the Montessori school? I'm a bit surprised that a Montessori school would do that!

    DD1 goes to a public school and is in year 1, her homework is basic and she flies through it (well not her home readers though but if she isn't reading them freely after 2 or 3 nights I send them back with a 'this one was too hard' note attached).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I always thought homework was revision?
    it should reflect what's happening in the classroom.

    Ana Gram, what's the task that's been set? I'm curious!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Why do teachers set work that cannot possibly be done by the children and has to be done by the parents? I've been to primary school and have no desire to do primary school work again!!
    OMG, I so hear you!!! My first born stated Kindy this year and I am shocked at what she's bringing home. Each week we get about 8 new sight words. We have a new reader each week and we also have to prepare news each week. Is this normal????

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    Well I have to say that's a bit steep of your school. My school stopped doing home projects because of this reason... Too much pressure on parents to do it for the kids and the comparisons between the kids who do it themselves and those who don't. Not fair. Same for costs. If we're doing projects we provide materials and construct at school.
    Perhaps a letter to the school expressing your concerns would help make changes???
    But I would still encourage your child to build/make on their own for their own sense of achievement. Forget about what others do.


 

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