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i also dont believe in the practice of adding 10 minutes a day per grade, or any arbitrary amount of time. . learning doesnt work by filling a" of minutes. I realize this is not the prevailing view in education right now, and perhaps flies in the face of the schools policies or your own ideas. . Id like to find something thats comfortable for everyone and make sure your goals are supported as plan well as ours. What to you think? Would you do the same? It takes courage to buck the system, but childhood is worth. We say no to homework and yes to dancing on logs. Now you can read more about homework, banning homework and opting out for your family or classroom in the new book: Its ok to go up the Slide. Learn more.
Homework tends to give school /learning a bad name and when given too young, kids learn to resent it instead of value. . Kids dont need to practice the routine of homework. . That can come much later, in middle school. The only type of homework i value at this age is reading at home. . In our family we already do this every day. When homework does become important, i view it as the childs responsibility. . we will take an interest in what our kids learn in school, but not tell them to. . no parent signatures signing off on assignments, etc. .
He gets into pajamas around 8pm. . In those short four hours,. Has an after-school snack, talks and unwinds from his day. Plays/ pursues his own interests, goes outside and climbs in tree forts. Giggles with his brother, does family chores, practices piano. Has a family supper, reads his own book and listens to a bedtime story. These proposal are all more important uses of his time, or any young childs time. . my view is homework interrupts home learning.
Wed like to support you in the classroom, and at this early stage i dont know your views on homework, but. I dont believe in homework for children ages 11 or under. . Homework becomes important in high school, with a year or two of practice homework in middle school. . i know thats not how most of American education works right now. As a parent, perhaps you understand. . There is such a short amount of time in every day. School learning takes up most of the day, and when school is out kids need space and time for other things. My son gets home around 4pm. .
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Instead of homework, kids would do much better in school if they got their full" of sleep and were in bed by 7:30 or 8pm. Logs in the park, heres what my children spent their time doing after school yesterday: building tree forts, anger dancing on logs. Running, jumping, negotiating game rules with other kids. Prying with levers, hunting for toads, prying with levers. I dont know yet how our third grade teacher will respond.
What the principal will say. So kraft far weve been lucky and our unusual stance has been met with puzzled acceptance. We dont mean to be trouble-maker parents. We just mean to stand up for our childrens learning by giving them space and time to roam. Heres a copy of the anti-homework letter if youd like to read more: dear , can we talk? .
Elementary-aged kids dont need homework. For seven hours theyve had to focus on the academic sides of their brains with grown-ups telling them what. When schools out, it should be out. Kids need time to get other needs met. What do kids need?
Time outside. Time with family. Time goofing around and picking their nose. Time pursuing their own interests. Time doing family chores. And an early bed. There you have it: Play, family time and sleep. my kids get 10-11 hours of sleep each night.
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Thats why i believe tree forts win over homework. quite simply, i believe homework has no place in a young childs life. The trouble is, the American education system doesnt agree with. Homework starts in preschool in many cases, and it only goes up from there. They even establish"s: biography Ten minutes per grade. My sons in third grade now, which means thirty minutes a day. What a surefire way to get kids to hate school.
Teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. They know their students very summary well and continually challenge them to achieve their best. I care about my kids learning. Thats why i say tree forts win over homework. Time to write that letter again. The letter to my childs new teacher that explains why our family bans homework. I care about my childrens learning.
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