The children choose 1 project from each row over the half term and present it an anyway they like.it has been a great success with both children and parents!or do we want them to do it because they are excited to do it? The only way to get young students excited about doing homework, and get adults to set aside some time for it, is through highly creative and thoroughly engaging homework assignments.
I see all sides of the issue—I am concurrently a teacher, parent, and student—and I’ve worked at schools with varying stances. ) skirt around my personal stance here and do my best to give you some observations I’ve made over the years.
Stay with me–the point of this post is to spark creativity, not debate.
I created these grids and based them around our Topics.
Some of the ideas are taken from other homework grids.
Image: Hannotte Interiors Float desks in the middle of a room that several kids can work from.
Like this study room, add a wall bookcase, baskets and additional items to keep the room well-organized.
Without homework, according to homework dissenters, children have more time for exercise, hobbies, and extra-curricular activities.
Some argue that homework sets up an adversarial family dynamic; others point out the inequity of some students getting consistent parent support while other children are not in the position to receive the help.
I always loved teaching my middle school students about connotation and denotation.
For those of you who haven’t been a “tween” suffering through an English lesson for a while, here’s a reminder: the denotation of a word is its literal meaning—an impartial definition, basically.