I had noticed that my son was coming home everyday from third grade without homework. Every evening I'd ask for his homework and he said, he had none. Okay then.
I kept asking and then one evening he said, that he does his homework at school. Hmm okay then.
I'm the kind of mother who wants to be involved in all aspects of my kids education. I want to know what they are learning, if they are on track, what they are struggling with and so on and so forth.
It concerned me greatly that I wasn't seeing anything that my son was learning. I'd ask him, and of course he would be ever so vague.
So I decided I'd grit my teeth and wait for Parent Teachers Conference that was coming up.
After all I do not want to rush to judgement.
Conference came and I spoke with the teacher about my concerns in regards to his homework and other issues.
She said, yes she gives them homework everyday. So I said, I wish to see it in my home everyday.
Two weeks later, still no homework. One of those week I was sick to death. You might remember it last week.
This week I'm feeling sprightly and I said to my son on Tuesday. Do ensure that when you set foot back in my home, that you have homework ready for me to see and sign. That includes reading charts and everything!
Guess who showed up Tuesday evening with homework? Aha! You got that right. There was also a note from the teacher that homework will no longer be done in school and must be taken home and signed by parents. Apparently this note was given to all the other students to take home as well.
Well knock the ants!
Yes I desire to see and know what my son is learning because I expect that he should be doing his best and excelling in every way he can.
Now he'll need to begin writing things down and being more responsible that he doesn't forget his homework folder or other important information he needs to get said homework done.
Education is important and I will not play around with the matter when it comes to my children and their future.
Do you have to sign your children homework?
Do you take time to be involved in the homework sessions with your child?
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure