I regularly "assign" my son homework that the school does not require. Why? Because I don't want him to grow up to be like me...... I have a very hard time with the simplest "educational" things. I am a terrible writer and speller. If I don't have a calculator don't ask me anything math related. My parents were not big on school. You arrived home, you did chores until dark, and then it was homework time. I cannot remember one time during my schooling years that my parents helped with homework. I know my dad was not capable but my Mom is a pretty intelligent person. (You cannot tell by her choice in men, however.) Homework was NOT even required in our house. If you did it great.... if not great. I thought I did pretty good in high school until recently when I found my old report cards. Oh my gosh. I got straight 60's except for my "business" courses which I did pretty good in.
Anyway back to my reason for blogging. My son has spelling homework, and it was two very short pages. That was it! Well I made him write a journal entry with all his spelling words worked into a story. I think he did a pretty good job. Check it out. I also require reading, and lots of it. I hated to read in school and NEVER did. I would fake the book reports that we had to do. I assume that is why I am so bad with grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Now my son has very good genes on his fathers side. He is a very good student but needs constant "kicking" to get things done. That is where I come in.