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To do my dd's word search homework for her?

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Ouluckyduck Thu 18-Oct-12 19:15:11

Two bloody word searches, find the topic words. (WW2) What is the point? What will she not learn if I do it for her?

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Oct-12 19:16:02

How old is she? If it's Secondary YABU. grin

Ouluckyduck Thu 18-Oct-12 19:19:27

Yr 5. She already did 20 sentences about something else.

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Oct-12 19:20:09

Just do it then. Get it out of the way. smile

Sirzy Thu 18-Oct-12 19:21:11

I would do it, as long as she understands the words it doesn't really matter if she can find them in a wordsearch or not

WiseKneeHair Thu 18-Oct-12 19:24:09

Why can't she do it?confused
I'm not a great believer in homework for primary aged children, but mine usually do it. If I think it's totally pointless, then they just don't do it. I don't really see the point of me doing it for them.

OwedToAutumn Thu 18-Oct-12 19:24:12

I have a dyslexic DD and a dyspraxic DS.

I bloody hate it when they get word searches for homework, and I always "help".

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Oct-12 19:27:41

You should have guidelines for how long she's supposed to spend on homework. If she's already spent the time doing the sentences, write a note to that effect to the teacher. Probably a good idea to make sure she is familiar with the words even if she doesn't have time to do the word search.

ContinentalKat Thu 18-Oct-12 19:31:24

I wouldn't do it. Put a note in her homework book explaining exactly why she did not do it.
Nobody benefits from you doing it for her.

KenLeeeeeee Thu 18-Oct-12 19:33:33

I'd do it, but only because I love wordsearches.

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Oct-12 19:34:34

But sending it in not done will just cause a load of problems. It's a wordsearch. It's Year 5. Life's too short.

k2togm1 Thu 18-Oct-12 19:36:33

Go for it! She'll also learn that you care enough to help her.

freddiefrog Thu 18-Oct-12 19:38:28

I'd do it, I love doing word searches

Ouluckyduck Thu 18-Oct-12 21:04:58

I would normally get her to do it but it's a really busy week, plus it gets my goat ax I can see no real learning benefit whatsoever.

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