I have been busily reading people's posts, reflecting, and SLOWLY working my way through my To Do List.
Many people have been posting about their homework practices or asking what others do. I am not a huge fan of assigning homework for the sake of assigning homework. I think children's time with their families is precious. Some children are only home and awake a few hours each school day. Should they be doing homework during this time? Now I expect my students to read each day - be it alone, with a sibling, with a parent... I provide books for this if they wish. I also send home a duotang each Monday with a Homework Newsletter in it. My intent is that it shows the parents what we have been working on and they can get some sense of their child's understanding of it.
Here is an example of one of my newsletters: