Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homework Blues

My 5th Grader enjoying a frozen treat as a reward

After this past weekend, I am once again reminded why some parents will do a child's project as opposed to letting their child do their own work.

It is much easier!

As opposed to coaching, cajoling and policing all weekend.... which is what we had to do. Teachers may give three weeks for students to work on an assignment but the kids like to compress this into three days.

As promised, as a reward for working hard and completing this project, I took Colin out for ice cream. We (Colin, hubby & myself) have another presentation to have completed within the next few days. Thankfully Colin has a good chunk done.

I am reminded of my college days, group projects and why my pants are getting tighter. I guess seeing your child succeed is enough of a reward. Next time Hubby can partake in the after-project treat!


Tara R. said...

When my kids were in middle school, science fair projects were the bane of my existence. They should be banned from all public school curriculum.

seashore subjects said...

Policing projects is never a fun proposition - but at least you got a treat! (at my house I am more likely to fall into bed exhausted)

Getrealmommy said...

Is that a DQ Blizzard? Oh man, there is no DQ in the bay area that I know of. How I love the blizzard. Sad, that is what I noticed about your post. Sorry :)

Mike Burnside said...

What is worse is when the start high school they start "group projects" with their classmates. Talk about procrastenation and chaos from a bunch of teenagers. Good luck...