This is interesting to me because I have noticed the same situation with my 14yr old and history this semester. She gets a noticeably larger amount of history homework than anything else, and what inspired me to make this thread is that I think it's a very excessive amount for year 7 when you consider that she has homework for her other subjects too.MamaRuthie said:I also think she gets too much French homework there is seriously an hours worth sometimes of just French and that's not including the other subjects she has homework from that day
Well, must disagree with that. When kids return from school very late afternoon, then attend sports, or other activities, what about time for other things?pwsowner said:Homework is beneficial because it gives them a little more learning time, and the working on their own gives them a different kind of practice, but it's most beneficial if the parents work with them sometimes. An hour a day is good. 2 hours once in a while won't hurt, but no more than that.
MamaRuthie said:i think its good if its something they understand sometimes we have a problem with Ellies maths homework where they have to start a new chapter in the textbook for homework and its something new they haven't done before and she doesn't understand what she is doing.
Ellie is in year 8 and she gets homework for all her subjects its just whatever they didn't finish in class from the subjects they had that day they have four periods a day but sometimes they have double English so they only have three different classes
I also think she gets too much French homework there is seriously an hours worth sometimes of just French and that's not including the other subjects she has homework from that day
Seriously - WTF? Are they TRYING to teach her that reading is boring? Because that's what they'll accomplish by making her read the same 15 random words 10 times over.parentastic said:SD is learning to read, so here is what her homework was: on the page is a box with about 15 small words (they are simple two-syllables words, but this is really hard for her, because she tends to forget the first syllable before she finishes reading the second).
Under it is a list of check boxes - about 10 check boxes.
So she is supposed to read each of the 15 word in the box, then tick one of the check-box under it and start over... till she has done it basically 10 times.
My thoughts exactlysingledad said:Seriously - WTF? Are they TRYING to teach her that reading is boring? Because that's what they'll accomplish by making her read the same 15 random words 10 times over.
Yeah... I am going to do some searches and see if I can find that in french (I would have asked for a reference to yours, but they probably aren't in the right language!)singledad said:Interestingly, it's the exact same stories that I read when I was in grade 1. I think they were written with the express purpose of teaching children to read, and if it works, there is no reason to change it...
Yeah, I've made additional problems up and try to make them fun and applicable. ODS has trouble with how to approach word problems. So, I try to make up some that teach the kind of this on his worksheet, but in more applicable subject matter. I'll do that with English and vocabulary stuff, try to make examples using things in his world, things he likes.parentastic said:"attention SPAM" hahahaha
Any of you have "modified" what homework they were supposed to do, in an attempt to help?
YES - Can they not provide us with some support. If we don't understand the goals of the homework or dan't have explanatory materials, there are times it's really difficult to help.cybele said:I haven't modified, but I have when the kids are younger taken homework sheets into the teacher the next day and explained the problem.