Back to the Grind

Back to RealitySummer is over, school is in full swing and it’s time for me snap out of vacation mode and Back to Reality. I had a hard time writing this summer, don’t know why so here’s my first go at it!

My son is now in 4th grade and after attending Back to School Night and meeting his teacher, I know it’s going to be a difficult year with lots of homework, getting organized and being responsible and held accountable. I’m trying to nip things in the bud though, and meeting with the school’s inclusion team and his teacher this coming week, making sure his accommodations are being met and his teacher has read his report and to put some strategies into place.

The first week of school my son got 3 ‘Homework Infraction’ slips sent home due to incomplete homework, homework done on incorrect paper and/or not done at all! My feeling are these slips are an insult to any child and sure to lower self-esteem and confidence, especially a child with ADHD and dyslexia, who is already struggling with self-esteem and self-confidence. ┬áHis weekly homework is 2-3 hours of homework over the weekend then 1 1/2 hours of homework every night, this might work for a some of your kids but not mine! He needs to be able to be a kid too, playing sports and with friends, therefore homework will be on the top of my list in my upcoming school meeting, will keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Comments

  1. Welcome back!

    I think the homework situation with all kids is terrible. It is more about training parents than kids. And it all comes back to our focus on tests: cram those facts into the little brains. And if that requires that parents act as TAs for 2 hours per night, oh well.

    • Good to be back thanks!

      Feel like I’m back in school again but I’m determined to make home a safe environment with as little homework as possible. With the help of tutor sessions and school homework club I’m hoping it will become a reality!

Leave a Comment

*