Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Hate Homework

Yes, you read that right. That's me saying that, not the kids. I am not speaking of my student's homework. Of course it's never good news when, out of 25 kids, eight or more don't turn in an assignment. I can get over that though, I'm pretty used to it. What I can't get over is my kid's reaction to homework! They act like they've never heard this information before. I found the funniest thing on a website. I thought I'd share it here because I know how true it is in my home! (Sorry Dad, I know some of this is going to sound very familiar)

Here is an explanation of our homework policy :
Students should not spend more than 90 minutes per night. The time should be budgeted in the following manner:
15 minutes looking for assignment
11 minutes calling a friend for the assignment
23 minutes explaining to parents why the teacher is mean and just does not like children
8 minutes in the bathroom
10 minutes getting a snack
7 minutes checking the TV Guide
6 minutes telling parents that the teacher never explained the homework
10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table waiting for Mom or Dad to do the assignment

These are given the night before they are due. This explains the name "long term." It is a long term commitment to time that begins at 9:30 PM and ends at 11:50 PM - or later. It is important that the whole family is involved in the project. It is imperative that at least one family member race to Walmart/KMart for posterboard, and that at least one family member ends up in tears (does not have to be the student).

One parent needs to stay up and complete the project. The other parent needs to call the school and leave a message that the student is out sick.

It is not necessary to have the student's name on the assignment.


rubyjade said...

LOL! That's so true! My first grader ALWAYS must have a snack before homework, regardless of the snack he had 30 minutes before that!

brooke said...

Rory has had 1 assignment to do at home since starting preschool last year... she was thrilled to do it. Now when elementary school rolls around I'm sure it will be a different story. However, I do have several fond memories of my mom helping me with my homework...not math of course.

Jeanette said...

So funny and so true! McKenzie has always been so good at her assignments, but Kaylee is another story!

Marla said...

I hate my homework! I hate taking home papers to grade and lessons to plan! LOL But, you do what you have to do!

hsailors said...

Yeah, you know I can totally relate to all of that. Especially the LONG TERM assignments!!! I remember the one from 7th grade Texas history report. That ended up in dad yelling at me and me throwing up in the bathroom from the stress. FUN! It could be worse.


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