The Third Grade Challenge: Multiplication Time Tables

First of all, I need to begin with the following statement:  Third Grade Is Tough!  Emphasizing the statement with unnecessary capital letters and breaking some grammar rules isn't enough, to demonstrate how hard third grade can be....more

The Age of Tutoring

When did kids stop coming home from school and doing their homework themselves?  Children would have full responsibility on their homework and if they needed reinforcement or extra help in any given subject the teacher (after giving some extra help) would make sure to let parents know, so they could consider finding a tutor for their child.  ...more

The Homework Dilemma Makes Me Angry

How is the new school year? So far, so good. I'm enjoying the long days of quiet and the ability to get all household/work errands done without my offspring present. The children like their teachers. The 6 year old has adapted to going to school for the full-day and the 11 year-old has grown accustomed to having his head stuffed into the toilet in Middle School.Ha, ha! Just kidding. Middle School is going well, too. We just have one complaint about the start of the new school year -- but it's a doozie: Homework. @$%#^! Homework!...more
Well, its nice to know I'm not alone in dealing with this homework "dilemma".  I have a 6th ...more