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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    I track their reading journals, and they are only kept in if for 3 days in a row they cannot show me that they have read to an adult. So really, I'm only asking they read once in every 3 days hehe- but they haven't figured that out yet!
    lol We don't have a reading journal just a piece of paper we have to sign that they have completed everything on the "homework grid". Oh I agree with reading outside of school. I love having my kids read to me at home even if it is the instructions on the cake mix pack

    Last week we have the reading 15mins per day, spelling words, two maths sheets, writing about a family event, a talk on superheros, a language activity on contractions and finding an advertisement. Oh and writing the 3x tables on triangles and we are to quiz them during adds on TV.

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    Default Do you believe in homework?

    Yes I do-

    Ideally 10-15min lower primary per day and this includes reading, 30min upper primary exclusive of reading, 1-2hrs grades 7-10 and 2-3hrs for senior years 11-12.

    I think homework is a good way of reminding kids of what they did that day and informing parents of what is going on with their childrens education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    lol We don't have a reading journal just a piece of paper we have to sign that they have completed everything on the "homework grid". Oh I agree with reading outside of school. I love having my kids read to me at home even if it is the instructions on the cake mix pack

    Last week we have the reading 15mins per day, spelling words, two maths sheets, writing about a family event, a talk on superheros, a language activity on contractions and finding an advertisement. Oh and writing the 3x tables on triangles and we are to quiz them during adds on TV.

    ETA she is in year 3

    Oh my goodness... as a parent I would seriously be asking where the time was coming from to fit all that in...

    And as a teacher- where is the time coming from to correct it?!? That's a crazy amount!

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    Default Re: Do you believe in homework?

    My grade 8 child is excepted to do (what would take a normal child 1 &1/2 hrs ) so for 3 to 4 hours every night and that with my constant support. Now i have 4 kids all needing my attention. So yes I HATE homework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    lol We don't have a reading journal just a piece of paper we have to sign that they have completed everything on the "homework grid". Oh I agree with reading outside of school. I love having my kids read to me at home even if it is the instructions on the cake mix pack

    Last week we have the reading 15mins per day, spelling words, two maths sheets, writing about a family event, a talk on superheros, a language activity on contractions and finding an advertisement. Oh and writing the 3x tables on triangles and we are to quiz them during adds on TV.

    ETA she is in year 3
    Yep that is fairly normal in our house

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    Default Do you believe in homework?

    I'll just clarify, I don't see reading together as 'homework'

    So I always read to my kids, and have them read to me every night. I think that is very important. Thanks for that link beebs

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    Not for little ones no, it is a big day for them as it is. We didn't do any homework last year in kindy - we kind of went on homework strike. I am so impressed with how far my little one has come and all without doing any homework. There is heaps of evidence to show it has no bearing on how well kids do at school and isn't needed until they are 14 or 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Oh, and my reasons?

    It is 4pm by the time we get home. We always go swimming and have a play, then it is time for bath dinner bed. The poor kid would have no down time at all if we had to fit in 30 mins of homework like some of my friends children have! I think at this age play and family time is more important. That's why we do only one after school activity per week (swimming) and nothing on the weekends. That's family time.
    This is how I feel. We get home at 5.40 pm on a good day, then it's cook dinner, bath time etc. Now we have to come up with an extra 20-30 minutes for homework/readers... I'm supposed to magically come up with this time out of thin air when the poor boy has already had an extremely long day. I used to enjoy reading with him. Now I dread it because we have no time to read the books WE enjoy reading together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Yep that is fairly normal in our house

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    It makes the afternoons not enjoyable it ends up stressing the whole household out. I only have the two children so I can only imagine how hard it would be for you.

    Seems here that once one is upset about their homework then the other is upset about hers as well. Neither of them don't want to do it as they then get kept in at play time.

    Maybe it is time for me to talk to the school about their homework expectations

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    Default Do you believe in homework?

    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    As the title states, do you believe in homework? Why/why not?

    DD is a few years off school, so it's not an issue with us yet. Ideally, schools would encourage reading. Choose a book to your liking, read it, then talk about it/write a summary. I think children spend enough time at school, they don't need to extend it to after hours.
    I hate it. I agree with you. It's too much after a full day.


 

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