Last edited by Cinderella82; 10-08-2013 at 22:37.
DD is a big nerd and loves it... so I mean, I don't really have a problem with it.
I don't think it's beneficial though. You either know how to do the work already, so doing it again at home is pointless... or you don't know it, so are left trying to figure it out/having your clueless parents trying to figure out what it means/how to teach you/etc so it's no real help anyway. I've never found "revision," to be beneficial unless it's something you haven't done recently - say a skill you've learnt but not used in a long time. Homework is usually linked to stuff you're doing in class... so it just seems useless really.
I also hate homework because it's so hard to cram it in. DD has 4 days worth of homework and a chapter book per week. That's fine, if we had the whole week to do it. We don't... because on Mondays I get home at 7pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays I get home at 9pm and so we only really have Tuesdays to get it all done. She's in daycare until about 6pm when DP picks her up (daycare doesn't do homework)... then she gets home, dinner, bath, bed. No time for homework.
I hate it! I hate that they get 'punished' if they don't do it. I can understand high schoolers needing it but primary school seems like more of a burdon then helping them learn. And it stresses me out on top of working and getting dinner done and having a two year old and being pregnant. But more then anything knowing my child will be in trouble because I don't have time to do it with her when she goes to school aggravates me.
I have no probs with it. It's 10-15 minutes max per night.
I agree with projects being worked on at home (Prep-Y12), revision for high school and we read every night, so that's a non-issue, my kids are already book obsessed.
My kids school limit homework to the above.
My kids (prep & year 2) do a reader every night, sight words/spelling words & prepare news once a week. I think its a good balance.
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