Has anyone negotiated with their child's school for their child not to do homework unless it is consolidation of what has already been learnt?
I have a DD in year 6 and a DD in year 4.
I really have no issues with any of the homework except for one subject for DD in year 6.
Alternately I can just dictate the answers and she can hand it in like that. I am so over it!
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26-04-2016 18:13 #1
26-04-2016 18:31 #2
I don't have a school aged child, but just wondering if your school has a homework policy? We are only allowed to set homework that is either revision, consolidation or finishing off incomplete schoolwork. In other words, work that the child can complete independently. So I'd start with the policy and go from there.
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26-04-2016 18:41 #3
Our school does the homework grid (pick 3 activities type deal) each week for the older grades. Activities like walk around the house and find kinds of power; 5 times table etc.
Just readers for the younger grades.
In primary school id hope they'd be fairly flexible with homework... Good luck!
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26-04-2016 18:50 #4
Yes. I write on it that my child doesn't understand could they please revise the work in class.
I never make a child do something they truly don't understand or haven't covered in class already.
Assignment research I will sit with them and help but not regular classwork.
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26-04-2016 19:02 #5
Our son is starting kindergarten next year and we are hoping to be in the catchment that we prefer by the time we have to enrol him. Their homework policy states that homework is optional. We will do the reading but won't force him to do homework.
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26-04-2016 19:06 #6
I have no issue with the spelling, reading and maths homework.
So it could be my annoyance with the teacher that is clouding my judgement.
DD has spent 1 hour at maths tutoring this afternoon and to come home and do this is just too much for her (and me).
26-04-2016 19:07 #7
Our school doesn't automatically give homework. They ask the parents what they prefer to be done etc. for the primary grades at least (we are a k-12). I often approach the teachers and ask for homework for my 1st grader for certain subjects to be sent home if he is having trouble understanding something that they are working on in class, in the hopes I can explain it differently and he will get it. But I wouldn't expect them to be sending home something he hasn't already covered in class.
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