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Monday, March 9, 2015

No homework - go play instead!

I thought RTs would like this article about an elementary school that decided to dump homework. The principal and teachers tell the children to go play instead.

Here is part of a letter the principal had written in a letter to parents:

 "Pre-K through fifth grade students to do activities that “have been proven to have a positive impact on student academic performance and social/emotional development” such as reading at their own pace and playing."

I loved that it talked about social and emotional development, reading at own pace, and of course, playing.

Read it here:

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