My dd who is in 5th grade doesn't get homework. Her teacher doesn't believe in it.lol I say that is all well and good but what if her teacher in a couple of years loves to give homework? She will have to learn how to do it and it may be harder for her to get into the routine.
Learning is a life-long process and part of it should take place at home. I don't think 2nd graders need 6 hours of homework per night, but reinforcing what they learned at school (even if its just a 5 min worksheet that goes over the day's lesson) helps keep children focused.
American educational standards are so low because so many kids are not encouraged to try. It really is a shame.
Yes, I think they should have it within reason. I think k-2nd grade is a little much to have it every weekend and maybe just on Fridays they should not have anything unless its a project but I think a worksheet or two a day is fine!
I think there should be a with in reason. I feel that most of the work should be done in class, with the left over done at home. I think that most aren't set up this way & homework is a way to get the classwork done. That I don't agree with. I think that you can learn study skills, I think you can learn how to juggle & do things multi task, without homework, and I think the parents need to know what their kids are doing, is a lame cop out personally. I don't need homework to know what my child is doing, and if I do need to, there are other ways I can find that out.
I agree that those students who understand the material thoroughly shouldn't be made to do it but that's only about 10% of any classroom anyway, and if you eliminate their homework, logically you must add homework to the lower 10% students. It's just easier for teachers to give everyone an assignment than deal with the politics
I think they should send home homework as well as a review sheet for tests. It drives me nuts that they don't send home review sheets like they do in middle school and high school and college. He's in 4th grade, but sometimes it's better to send home SOMETHING for them to study.
I think home work is good. It keeps me involved in my daughters education too. I do think that kids tend to get a little to much hw though. my daught urs sleeps 11ish hours a night, is in school 7 hours a day and spends at least an hour doing hw and that is when she only has spelling words, spelling sentences, reading, and a word list to read. Some nights her teacher sends home work sheets. then with snack, dinner, and when it is time to getready for bed (shower, pjs, teeth, that stuff) there is hardly any time for her to just be a kid and play.