No Homeworks on Weekends

homeworkHomeworks or school assignments are set of tasks given to students in order for the learning process to continue in their own homes and houses. These are types of assignments that must be completed outside the comforts of their classrooms. It may be in a form of reading a certain chapter of the book, making essays or write-ups or just simply answering the questions being provided by the class instructors. It elevates the level of knowledge and strengthens the lessons that have been gained from school. This can also be a way to prepare the learners for an upcoming lesson so that they can cooperate and participate well in the class.

The main goal of sending homeworks is to enhance and support the knowledge and understanding of students in a specific subject matter. This can boost their familiarity regarding a certain lesson so that they would be acquainted enough with their discussions. Not only it will help them gain more information but it can also be a way for them to have a proper and systematic habit of studying.

homeworkIn most schools, assignments are given during school days. However, other institutions also provide homeworks during weekends. Because of this, pupils can no longer rest and relax on these specific days. They would not be able to participate on various leisure activities like playing with other kids, swimming, biking or going to malls and shopping centers. If the assignment is too long and difficult, they would no longer have the chance to spend their weekends sleeping or just doing nothing.

We all know that going to school can be a very stressful task. That is why students must have a break from all of their school works and projects in order to rest. More importantly, having extensive and lengthy school assignments can lead to inadequate time for family bonding. Thus, there is a need to accomplish these assignments as early as possible.

Weekends are for R&R.

I have a question for parents out there: what does your kids do on weekends? Do you agree that weekends should be for rest and relaxation only?

I heard that the Department of Education (DepEd) is asking schools to implement a “no homework on weekends” policy. That way, students can enjoy their weekends with their love ones. It is also a way for students to recharge for another round of school work.

Personally, I agree with the DepEd on this policy. I like it! Students should be able to sleep a little bit longer on weekends. They should be able to play and bond with their love ones. They should be able to think of other things than just their school work.

What do you think?

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How do you regulate the use of the internet at home?
Do you let your kids use the net without supervision? How long do you let them sit in front of the computer surfing the net?
Do you set up a firewall to prevent them from going to prohibited sites?

I want to know more how you regulate internet use for your students at home, and how you discipline your kids through its use.