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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Please. No More Homework!

Yesterday the kids and I pulled in from school at 3:20.  By 3:30 they were situated at the kitchen table with snacks and open books.

By 5:00 they were done with their homework.  FIVE O'CLOCK!

Now granted, they weren't busily working the entire hour and a half - there was some picking and fighting that resulted in one child at the kitchen table and one child at the dining room table, but still!

That's a lot of homework for the first full day of school for a 3rd and 4th grader.  Last week we had three shortened days but they had homework those days as well. 

It's going to be a long school year.

On a positive note though, they came right in and did it all with minimal whining and complaining.  That made me very happy but I think this is how we all felt at 5:00:


Mari said...

I can't believe the homework kids get. I think it's too much!

Rachael said...

It's crazy isn't it? They say our kids need to go outside then give then a ton of homework. THEN if you say anything about the amount of time they tell you "it shouldn't take that much time to finish your work". I really dislike this but it's the same everywhere.

deborah said...

That does seem like a lot of homework! Maybe it will slack of...hopefully!