I know kids in Ms. Brandy Young’s second grade’s class at Godley Elementary School are HAPPY to say the least! I bet their parents are too! Ms. Young is a second grade teacher and recently sent a note home saying there would be NO HOMEWORK ALL YEAR! Whaaaaat?
The note that Ms. Young sent home read like this:
“After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
“Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.”
As you can imagine, Ms. Young’s policy has received LOTS of praise. Read more