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What's with giving parents homework!!!!!

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sunnydelight Thu 01-Oct-09 00:22:45

Ok, I'm probably just a stroppy cow but DDs "kindy newsletter" this week had a quiz for parents where the teacher said "write the answers in your child's record book". WTF, have I suddenly gone back to school without noticing?

It's not stuff I would know off the top of my head, it has nothing to do with anything the kids are doing at the moment, so I'm guessing it is some sneaky way of checking that we are actually reading the newsletter, though as DD has done HER homework (as always) which is also written in it it's clear I have. Is it unreasonable to be narked?

hmc Thu 01-Oct-09 00:30:32

No - it would rankle with me too!

AtheneNoctua Thu 01-Oct-09 08:40:07

What were the questions? [nosey smiley]

FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 08:41:43

I am sure it is just a bit of fun and a way of getting you involved in school life.

sunnydelight Fri 02-Oct-09 00:18:13

The questions were: What is a Thylacine and where would you find one?, Who won the AFL grand final? and a word search to which the answer was "Jesus Saves" (par for the course as it's a Christian school).

FBG - considering that last week I was a writer/reader for two high school exams where the kids had special provisions, did my normal volunteer reading tutor stuff and made damper dough for an entire kindy class I feel my levels of involvement are high enough.

Oh I know I'm just being moany - I was in a particular bad mood when I posted this grin I just have mixed enough feelings about the amount of homework the kids get, let alone feeling that I'm being tested too!

Geocentric Fri 02-Oct-09 02:09:07

My DCs school often sends weekend homework which involves "research" - for example, last weekend DD had to choose and print/copy a picture of some sort of home to share with her class on Monday, and DS had to glue photos of his grandparents in his workbook with their names. They are 5 and 6 - obviously we have to do it with them, so who is the homework for??!!

kickassangel Fri 02-Oct-09 04:05:56

AFL = American Football League?
WHY are you being asked that?

if it linked with the kids' work, i could see the point, but does the teacher like marking or something?

YANBU

AtheneNoctua Fri 02-Oct-09 18:07:21

Now there's a test I would fail. Although I now know thanks to google that there is a bit of an Australian theme.

TheCrackFox Fri 02-Oct-09 18:22:35

I would write a sort note saying why I wouldn't be doing homework. Or you could do your homework and then set her some questions at the end for her to do.

Isn't a thylacine a Tasmanian tiger or whatever that extinct wild doggy marsupial thing is called?

atworknotworking Fri 02-Oct-09 19:18:28

Pop a note in DD's bag to say that sadly the dog ate your homework grin

hmc Fri 02-Oct-09 19:18:31

ROFL at CrackFox!

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 02-Oct-09 19:20:54

grin crackerfox. OP, get your mum to write you a note saying the dog ate your homework.

Pyrocanthus Fri 02-Oct-09 19:23:46

Do you get detention if you don't hand it in?

Or get extra points for saying that the thylacine ate your homework...

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 02-Oct-09 19:29:35

grin x post with atwork. Great minds, atwork, eh?

trickerg Fri 02-Oct-09 20:02:50

Lol! Loved the word search (shows you did it though!!) grin

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