Friday, September 3, 2010

If you have kids, this will CRACK you up!!

This came home in the info packet I received at Emma's Back to School Night...

Homework Guidelines
A Child's View of the Job

Here is a student explanation of our homework policy.

Students should not spend more than 90 minutes per night on homework. The time should be budgeted in the following manner:

  • 15 minutes looking for the assignment
  • 11 minutes calling a friend for the assignment
  • 23 minutes explaining to parents why the teacher is mean and just doesn't like kids
  • 8 minutes in the bathroom
  • 10 minutes getting a snack
  • 7 minutes checking the tv listings
  • 6 minutes telling parents that the teacher never explained the homework
  • 10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table waiting for Mom to do the assignment
  • It is not necessary to have the student's name on the assignment.
Long Term Assignments:

These are given the night before they are due. This explains the name "long term".
  • It is a long-term commitment to time that begins at 9:30pm and ends at 11:50pm.
  • It is important that the whole family is involved in the project. It is imperative that at least one family member race to Wal-Mart for poster board and that one family end up in tears. (This does not have to be the student.)
  • One parents needs to stay up and complete the project. The other parent needs to call the school and leave a message that the student is out sick.
  • It is not necessary to have the student's name on this assignment either.

Does the person who wrote this live in my house???????


Anonymous said...

I think this is just about perfect...and just about describes our life come homework time!

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ConnieH said...

What a delightful blog you have! I am so envious because you have the time to be creative AND that you are self-assured enough to put some of your life out there for us to share.
We'll have to talk more about the process, boundaries, etc. in person. I've got some delicious recipes to share, too. Talk about ribs!!! Thanks for the smiles.