Now that we are back in the groove with school, we are dealing with two kids who need to get homework done each week.
Luckily both girls do it with no arguments, and have worked out that if they do all of it on Monday (including all the spelling words), then they have the rest of the week free. I get that they are supposed to do it over the week, but quite frankly I don’t care. My aim with homework is to get through it with as little angst as possible.
The truth is I am not a fan of homework for primary kids. Never have been. They are so little, so after school they need time to play, and relax, and just be. I am happy for them to have a reader or do some reading, but the rest (to me) seems like something that they are given because parents expect homework.
Despite my misgivings, I make sure that the girls do their homework each week. I want them to feel that we value and support their education, and their teachers. But boy is it hard to squash those misgivings down.
What are your thoughts about homework? I would love to know what others think and do.
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