October 10, 2011 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #599890
We appriciate all you teach are kids and for are part we try to encurage them to do great in school which includes being in top of homework. (Hebrew & English multiplied by a few kids, almost a full time job). But don’t you think that giving homework for a six year old 2 days before Sukos is a little over the top?
Now I would love to tell my kids to just not do it but that would be disrespectful so they will have their homework done by tommorow but please don’t take it as a sign that the parents realy don’t mind it.October 10, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #816692yitayningwutParticipant
But then how will they learn to spell correctly?October 10, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #816693mikehall12382Member
Or punctuation…. 🙂October 10, 2011 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #816694
Hi Deizy, You have to be clear in how much Homework was given.
Homework means a repetition of classwork as a means of staying on top of things. If the teacher asked the children something that was very difficult and needed a parents’ assistance, it is one thing. Then you have a valid complaint. But if the teacher asked them to just review ( on their own ) the work, I don’t see anything wrong with it. Keep in mind though, that if your child is having a hard time with it, the teacher ought to know about it, so she can review the material with your child.October 10, 2011 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #816695happiestMember
deiyezooger, I am an asst for 5 and 6 year olds. We gave homework over succos as a review since the girls are off for close to 3 weeks, there is definitely time for them to forget the things we learned (nekudos). The homework should take all of 5 minutes though. Even an older child can do the homework with the preschooler. Maybe this is the teachers thinking when she gave the homework because this was our thinking when we gave our homework.
Good yuntif!October 10, 2011 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #816696
They can do that after Yom Tov…
(I know my spelling is lacking but considering I never formaly learned the English laungage I think I’m doing suprisingly good).October 10, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #816697
“deiyezooger, I am an asst for 5 and 6 year olds. We gave homework over succos as a review since the girls are off for close to 3 weeks, there is definitely time for them to forget the things we learned (nekudos). The homework should take all of 5 minutes though. Even an older child can do the homework with the preschooler. Maybe this is the teachers thinking when she gave the homework because this was our thinking when we gave our homework.
Good yuntif! “
I have no problem with review homework “during” yom tov, My problem is to do it today. (It needs to be back by tommorow).
“Keep in mind though, that if your child is having a hard time with it, the teacher ought to know about it, so she can review the material with your child.”
My kid dosen’t have a hard time, I don’t have the time to study with her between all the Yom Tov preparations.October 10, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #816698
That is the whole point. You don’t have to study with her. Have her sit in the kitchen and let her do her homework, while you are doing your work. It’s not your job. She should know the material.
write a note to the teacher, saying that she did her homework by herself. Ask the the teacher if she knew the material. The school day is so long. It is still hot outside. No one is expecting them to do more than a chazara.October 10, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #816699squeakParticipant
You should not be posing this to the readers of the CR. This is a question for YOUR RAV!
Whoops, wrong thread. I guess its OK to discuss this here even though its between you and the teacher, but I figured someone should give you flak anyway. Why is everyone OK with discussing this here but not with discussing halachik issues?October 10, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #816700
Squeak, Who said we can’t discuss halachik ishues in the CR? Its something we do all the time.October 10, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #816701
squeak: I am not giving her a hard time. Chas v’eshalom. I am just expressing my opinion.October 10, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #816702commonsenseParticipant
I am with deiyezooger, I can’t stand when the kids have real hw over Yomtov, (including Yom Kippur). I want to know exactly when the hw is supposed to get done. I tend to do a few days worth at once. I know kids should review but it should be done on an incentive basis not as hw. making parent sign for each days hw over yomtov is unrealistic and unfair.October 10, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #816703
I just completed listening to 5 pages of reading plus 1 page of phonics for todays homework plus some overdue from Yom Kipur. (I have no idea when that was suppse do be done, maybe between Musaf and Mincha…)October 11, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #816704yitayningwutParticipant
I must say, for someone having had no formal education in English, you are pretty good.October 11, 2011 3:08 am at 3:08 am #816705golden momMember
well i agree i have to time one of my kids doing hebrew reading 2x each page to i have to watch her and the watch next one i have to watch his reading new to it plus pratice and test for spelling test….all of which u cant just let them do themselves and thats just the first group
and for the one that says its a review of classwork haha ive thought spelling,borrowing (math), times tables, probability etc i trully think teachers today just asign the next page in book for homework bf looking if they have tought it and its not just my kids i have spoken to many parentsOctober 11, 2011 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #816706mewhoParticipant
just take the homework and accidentally drop it in your mop bucket.
write the teacher a note explaining what happened and send her a honey cake.October 11, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #816707
I love Homework!!October 11, 2011 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #816709
“I love Homework!!”
Yes, but hopefully you are old enough to do it yourself. And isn’t it the best excuse not to help out in the kitchen?…October 11, 2011 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #816710Feif UnParticipant
deiyezooger: Ich hub nisht gelernt der yiddisher shprach. Afilu azai, ich trachten az ich tun a gitte arbit!
Thank you Google Translate for a few words I didn’t know!October 11, 2011 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #816711
Feif, di hust gemacht an oisgetziechente arbite…October 11, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #816712
yuh ich huben kim do…the only yiddish words i know!! lol um..yes im old enough to dod i tmyself i agree that they give too much hmwk…October 11, 2011 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #816713kapustaParticipant
I remember some years thursday night homework was to do something for Shabbos.October 11, 2011 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #816714
Yup thats how it works in my school the old principal that was niftar made up that rule…:)October 12, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am #816715blablaParticipant
Gumball-you can do my homework for me 🙂
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