Tip #559: Let’s Call Homework Something Else

On March 9, 2015, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #559: Let’s Call Homework Something Else

“There are overtones and undertones to a word, and lateral echoes, too.” Knut Hamsun

I made an interesting and unhappy observation this weekend. My two little granddaughters stayed with me and that meant we had to work together on their homework.

When I asked the kindergartner about her homework, she groused and complained, saying that she hated homework. That really surprised me. Where did a kindergartner get that attitude?

(Later, when I worked with her second grader sister, I discovered that she had the same negative attitude about homework. Since the little one copies everything her older sister does, copying her attitude about homework was a foregone conclusion.)

So, what was this terrible homework? She had to read 12 short … Read the rest