Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Did I ever tell you...

I hate homework?

Seriously. I have a boy who is very smart but homework is PAINFUL.

I don't understand it is a daily fight with him. To write words in alphabetical order, write sentences or in that STUPID READING LOG. Did I also tell you how I think the reading log is stupid? The philosophy is that if you MAKE the child read because they have to WRITE it in a reading log they will suddenly LOVE reading. NOT! My child LOVES, LOVES, LOVES reading but hates the reading log. He dreads it. He will read every night, begs to on the occasion when he chooses to do something else late and then reads way past his bedtime (this is not because of some reading log I assure you).

So we set up timers and agreements and it does not work. Part of me gets made because it DRIVES ME CRAZY and the other part gets mad because I know he knows the work.

So then I ask you why is homework a problem (his lacadasical attitude is also in school - he's a dreamer, a procrastinator)? Is he bored in school, is he not stimulated enough? I have no clue. I am at my wits end.

Sorry for my rant on reading logs and painful homework, I had to get it off my chest. Now off to have a little glass of wine before I have to do my own homework.


  1. Not all kids fit into the same mold, even when educators think they should. We adults don't fit into the same mold! It's a shame your son has to do that log when he already loves to read.


  2. I agree and as a "student teacher" right now we learn that but older teachers are not learning or accepting Differentiation. It's a shame. My mom who teaches says her principal makes them do a reading log even though it's against everything she ever learned.

  3. I am so with you tonight sister! It is so painful that I have had to drink wine AND make pudding to feel better!