Friday, 11 September 2015

Homework Hell

I hated it as a child and I hate it now I have my own children.

I know they need to learn how to read and write.  How to spell, add up, multiply and divide.  That's why I send them to school for teachers WHO ARE TRAINED to show them.

Why do teachers feel the need to send my children home with a slip of paper telling them they need to do a two week project and spend x amount of hours on it?

What they mean is; they want me to spend two weeks nagging the child to make a plan and get on with it. I no doubt will have to make a trip to Tesco to print some photos, nip into work early to print it off or just do the damn homework myself.

We've made a bear in the woods. (He was in grizzly bear class). A paper mache Titanic, a large canvass of the planets, posters... plus other things I feel I have blanked out.

Don't get me started on when the bloody class mascot comes home!

It's a paper mache Titanic!

Does a bear shit in the woods?

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  1. As a parent I am with you and as a teacher too. They work hard enough at school. Let them be kids! Teachers are under pressure to provide homework too. Many parents ask for it! #effitfriday

    1. To be honest, I don't mind the maths, spelling & literacy but the projects are so annoying.

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  2. Hell Yeah! I posted this same thing today...i hate homework.

    1. Sometime's it's the actual homework, sometimes it's the attitude I get from the kids! It's a mission. I'm SO not looking forward to high school starting next year!