Homework?

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    I would love to hear more about your thoughts about homework!

    Earlier in the year, I would assign homework a 2-3 times a week and it would be about we were learning. I usually have about 60-70% homework completion (which isn't bad).

    Because we have standardized testing coming up, I've started weekly review homework packets (2 pages). I include an example problem and review of different topics that we have studied. I like it so far because I don't have to deal with passing out hw or checking it more than once a week and kids are reviewing skills. I pass it out on Monday and collect it on Friday. I quickly check each one and students get completion credit (unless they the quality is extremely poor.) Completion has dropped off a little bit though...I am generally pleased with the quality from the students who do complete it and I think it will help with reinforcing skills they've learned.

    What do you do for homework?
     
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  3. Teacher234

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    My homework assignments that are given is relatively the same for my 2nd graders, 3rd graders, and 4th graders.
    ELA: Occasionally a worksheet for reading and/or writing, Read 15 minutes twice a week and fill out log, Math Worksheet (daily), Science or SS worksheet
    Students in 2nd grade receive a homework assignment in social studies once a week. (we do SS2 once or twice weekly)
     
  4. Mr.history

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    I teach social studies (US History) to 8th graders. When I was a high school teacher I taught AP classes and gave a good bit of homework, finishing up essays and reading textbook chapters. Now that I teach middle school I give 0 homework. The only time my kids have homework is if they do not finish assignments at school. I always poll my classes to see where they are at the end of class and if only 3-4 have something to finish then they can do that at home. If its more than that I give them time the next day.

    My philosophy is that they are kids and they should have time to be kids. I don't work when I get home so I don't expect them to either.
     
  5. rpan

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    I teach year 8 and 9 science. I give no homework 99% of the time. I incorporate class time to let kids finish tasks and find it works well.
     
  6. MrTempest

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    When I was in high school I hardly did homework. A lot of times it would be copied or finished 5 minutes before class and be of little value. Now that I am a teacher I do not give much homework because I was to make sure my students are getting what they need.
     
  7. 2ndTimeAround

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    I assign homework to my honors students about twice a week. My AP students have homework every night. My academic students don't get homework unless they need extra time to finish something from class. I do expect them to study before quizzes and tests, but that rarely happens.
     
  8. Aces

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    I don't really think homework is all that effective, but my district pretty much has a will-assign policy regarding. Anyways mine is usually done on a weekly basis and it's either a 1 or a 0. And it's straight out of the text book.
     
  9. Backroads

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    One of those timed minute reading pages the parents sign off on. I roll my eyes over it. My school technically has no particular homework policy, but at the same time, after parent complaints, wanted to make sure grade levels were more or less matching. That's what we came up with.
     
  10. Pi-R-Squared

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    I gave out homework diligently during the 1sr 9 weeks. Now not so much and I don’t even check it often. Most of my students don’t do homework so it’d be beating a dead horse. I try to get as much covered during class time because it’s a losing effort after class.
     
  11. BarrieGreen

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    Hi, all! I think homework is the right thing, but usually, it's very bored and a lot. I help students with different essays at essayyoda.com and give them more free time. But it's individually. Someone like the difficulties.
     
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