I hate homework!! Let me explain. I love PP and CC’s day care.
But, I vehemently disagree with their VPK homework policy. (PP calls VPK “BBK”. Adorable!)
They assign 1 to 3 pencil/paper sheets every night.
I have nothing against working above their level, when they are ready, and able.
I am totally against paper/pencil homework, for up to middle school. And even then, I don’t like to see a lot assigned. Kids need to be outside playing!!
No pencil paper worksheets. Period.
That’s my opinion.
#1– Kids in elementary, and under should not be doing that many p/p worksheets per day. Period.
Especially 4 yr olds!!!
I hated it when I was teaching Kg, and thought it was a crime for 5 y o!!
#2 Kids in elem. should not have homework. Period.
Their reasoning is to “get them ready, and in the habit.”
They will quickly get in the habit when it’s really necessary!!
Why don’t we get them in the habit of shaving?? “To prepare them”?? Cuz that’s stupid and unnecessary!! Same flawed reasoning that’s applied to the homework argument!
So, I stated my opinion to PP’s VPK teacher, and do not force PP to do it. When she wants to, then we do it and turn it in. Otherwise, I don’t stress about it.
When PP goes to KG, this fall, then we’ll deal with that situation then.
I won’t have changed my mind!!
So, school, get ready for me- here we come!!