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Thread: oh my goodness homework is driving me crazy

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    ay ya ya kids have sooooooo much homework. Poor Katie is having soooooooo much trouble with math and they are all tired out. I can't wait until school is out for the summer. Katie and I are quilting Friday and Saturday all day at the church for a local quilt away. Yipppppeeeee. I am not wishing away our days but, man it's been a long winter and long school year. Thanks for listening.

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    I know just what you mean. I loved summer as much as my kids. Homework can be a killer. My DGD is learning to read in kindergarten. What happened to learning your ABCs and counting.

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    OOh that is stinky! But it sounds like you two are gonna have a great weekend! Lucky gals!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I know just what you mean. I loved summer as much as my kids. Homework can be a killer. My DGD is learning to read in kindergarten. What happened to learning your ABCs and counting.
    So many kids are in headstart and/or preschool and are being taught their ABC's, counting, all of the things that used to be taught in Kindergarten back in the day. In my grandsons schools, they would have liked for them to know all of that and how to spell/write their names and much more by their first day of Kindergarten. It kind of puts some kids at a disadvantage if they have not had any preschool experience. It seems that the kids have waaaay more homework now than when my kids were in school. Even the Kindergartener's have sometimes an hour or more every night.

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    Homework here is a hassle too. My 5th grade DD has a booger of a time w ith math as well. And I am ashamed to admit, I have no clue how to do alot of her math. I have hired a straight A 8th grader to help her in math. I am soo looking forward to summer. Better get a tutor lined up for next year too.. :oops:

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    YEAH! Homework is driving me THROUGH THE ROOF! Lol. I can barely see straight! Once again I have another headache approaching at an alarming rate!! AHH! LMBO! :) I can't wait for school to be out either! Then I can sleep in! :lol: I do get more homework then what my Mom had. Which is insanly crazy!! LOL. :mrgreen:

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    I'll help!! :D

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    Enjoy your weekend.

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    Thanks barnbum!!! When doy uo want to come over? LMBO! Math is soooo hard. My headache is finally going away. Lol. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I love to teach math!! (well, and reading, writing and science) I teach 5th grade now, but I taught algebra to GED students years ago. What concepts are you covering now? Seriously--if you get stuck--we could wrok it out via email... mine is on my website below. At least I could make you laugh and avoid a headache. :lol:

    As a mom I hated it when my kids had homework--so I don't give too much. I'd rather the kids played outside after school. They have to read each night, and might have 1-2 pages of math, that's it. Most days they have time to get math started before they leave so I can help them if they're fuzzy.

    Good luck!!

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    I might be contacting you for help one of these days!!! :)

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    Lol. I am doing......

    Functions, Lines, Systems, Slopes and the Y- Intercept, Graphing the Slope and Y- Intercept, Solving for Y and getting it alone, Detemining a function rule, Making a Function Rule, using the function rule to answer the question, Domain and Range and the Values of the range and the graphic representation of a function.

    I started my Final Math Test on this today and have been studying NON-STOP!!! I am getting the hang of it. There are just a few things that are being squirrly. Lol. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    So far I think I have ACED It!!! YAYYY!! :D

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    Math! Ugh! I always had a hard time with it... Didn't mind moving all those numbers around but to come up with the correct answer? :roll:

    My Mom, on the other hand has the brains for that kind of stuff. I wish I inherited THAT from her. She loved doing word problems - I couldn't barely get my head around it. The basics I'm really fine with; after that....

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    "My DGD is learning to read in kindergarten. What happened to learning your ABCs and counting."

    The politicians got involved and decided they knew better that the teachers and parents what would be developmentally appropriate for children.

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    That a girl!!! Bravo!!!! :D :thumbup:

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    As a retired teacher, I am in favor of kids being kids and playing, but the reality of it is, they can't play freely like we did when I was young and carefree! It just isn't safe! I think homework is way overrated! Way too much is expected before they enter school with Baby Einstein and computer programs, etc. Don't get me started on Beauty Pageants for preschoolers! If a child really wants to learn something, I think it is okay to be exposed, but how much of this is for the parents and not the child! There are age appropriate activities, but more is being pushed all the time, and nothing is ever taken away! Children do need more attention from parents and care givers. I would like to see more moms be able to be stay at home parents and more intact families, but I am a dinosaur! :?

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    Shemjo--I agree with you 100%!!! :D

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    I can't wait for summer so that "I" can sleep in and don't have to get up to get dd on the bus!

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    I can't wait for school to be out either!! Lol. The homework I get is really overrated! I just finished another English project! AHHH!! It's driving me insane! But some of the teachers in my school are getting laid off and are already looking for a new job. It's sad but some of the teachers, I don't really like. They assign to much homework! Lol.

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    I can't wait for summer vacation to play with horses!! :wink:

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