My Topics for Back to School

Yes, until some other schools get going, you are stuck with my versions of the Back to School topics.

So, you know that means I have to visit the subject of homework.  With that in mind, if you are my son’s teacher and you manage to find this site (since one of the other first grade teachers knows where it is, I am sure you will), please do not take what I say personally.

This is not an attack on you as I know all of the teachers basically work the same schedule, the same work, the same homework, the same assignments.

I was even told that during administrative walk-thru’s that sometimes you guys will be on the exact same reading page if they move quickly enough from one of your rooms to the next.  So please understand that what I have to say is in general and not aimed at you individually.

That said, holy freakin’ cow at the homework it appears we may have.

Now, take note I said may and I am going to leave that to be determined in a month or two.  In the meantime, I was on Facebook (have I mentioned, I hate Facebook) where I encounter a message from a “friend” and the conversation just took off from there.  I am changing the names of folks to protect their identity.  Not everyone is as brave stupid as I am and speaks out about homework.  So, here goes….what do you folks think…..

Friend 1:  If school doesn’t start back so I can get some peace and quiet, I might run away!!!

Me:  yes ye indeed, sweet school

Friend 1:  (I’m not sure what the original message was here but….here was the reply) Just don’t check the backpacks..and you won’t know it’s there.

Me:  I am part of an anti-homework advocacy group and will be continuing my fight against it again this year as my first born enters first grade (as if a first grader needs homework, or a kindergarten child).

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