School is back in session, or will be for just about everyone by this week. As always, with a new year come new rules, new teachers, new schedules, and a new homework policy.
Students should not spend more than 90 minutes per night.
Nightly Homework Schedule
15 minutes looking for the assignment
11 minutes calling a friend to get the assignment
23 minutes explaining to parents why the teacher is mean and really does not like children
8 minutes in the bathroom
10 minutes getting a snack
7 minutes checking the TV Guide
6 minutes telling parents that the teacher never explained the homework
10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table waiting for Mom (Dad, brother, sister) to do the assignment
Long Term Assignments
These are given the night before they are due. “Long Term” is a commitment to time that begins at 9:30 pm and ends at 11:50 pm.
It is important that the whole family is involved in the project so: It is imperative that one family member race to Wal*Mart for poster board, folder, colored pens, etc. (This may require multiple trips)
It is imperative that one family member ends up in tears (does not have to be student) One parent needs to stay up and complete the project. (This may required several hours on the internet researching the problem) The other parent needs to call the school to leave a message that the student will be out sick the following day.