Elementary school and homework

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Elementary school and homework

I feel that children in elementary school, if given homework, should be given meaningful homework. Most homework that is given is very tedious and meaningless. If the child doesn’t understand it while they’re in school, they’re not going to understand it doing 50 of the same math problems. It actually will make them more resistant to doing it again at school, to shut them down. Instead more meaningful homework would be, “Go home and talk to your parents about their lives in South Korea or their experience in the army. Go home, play a game of Scrabble with your family and keep score and add up the scores at the end to see who wins. Go home and teach your parent how to play this video game. Share you knowledge with them.” So homework should be productive and positive.

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Mimi is a full-time mom and part-time educator. She has terrific nine-year-old twin sons and a wonderful and supportive husband of 15 years. She worked full time as a primary grade teacher until she and her husband decided to work on having a family. When her sons were in kindergarten, she returned to teaching part-time. Working part time at their school is a wonderful opportunity for her to take part in their school lives as well as to stay connected to education. She strives to achieve a healthy lifestyle for her family by balancing health, fun, learning, and green choices. She enriches her  family time by playing all kinds of card, board, word, and strategy games. She also likes to spread the fun by sharing the family's love of games with friends and extended family.

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