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    HOMEWORK (kind of long)
    By Jen M

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    I hope this helps...

    My school district/administration does not regulate the amount of homework that we give. Each teacher decides if and how much is given per night/per week. Our principal supports each of us and the decisions we make.
    In my class, I assign homework on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I never assign homework over a weekend or holiday break, because I feel that that time should be used for family time and for just being a kid. I also don't send home homework on Mondays because it is the start of the week and I let them get back into their groove (and me too).
    The only issue I have with homework is the amount of help or lack of help students receive at home. The homework I send is generally review (math), spelling words, and the reading story of the week. You never are quite sure what you will get back. A few don't return it, a few obviously don't have a parent check their work, and occasionally you get a few who have parents do it for them. I generally expect perfect to nearly perfect papers when assigned as homework. I feel that the student should do the work and a parent should check it and have them correct it.
    I also send home a homework assignment sheet every Monday and post assignments on my class website the Friday before so parents are always aware and know what to expect.
    Just my thoughts! Hope this helps a little. By the way I teach 3rd Grade.



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