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August 4th, 2007, 11:44 PM
lblackst's Avatar Super Mommy
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Do any of you have teachers that send unfinished schoolwork home as homework? What do you think about this?
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August 5th, 2007, 08:09 PM
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I am responding to this question as an educator AND as the parent of LD kids.

Depending on your child's disability, unfinished school work could be counted completed "as is". This is a complicated issue that involves student abilities, what's spelled out in the IEP, teacher consultant/classroom teacher agreement and other variables.

That being said, unfinished school work can be great as homework. It is a continuation of what the student did in school that day. A reinforcement. I understand the problems that can arise though, when a parent who is trying to help the student complete the work, does not understand exactly what is expected.
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August 6th, 2007, 08:27 AM
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My kids homeschool so I am not the best at answering school related questions.

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August 6th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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It depended on the teacher. When they were "onboard" with the IEP and her needs, it was usually just when the work was very important and needed reinforcement at home. The big picture stuff.

With one teacher (post IEP), she needed to have every bit of classwork and homework done. We would have meetings and discuss that Lizzie was to have less work. I would just make sure she could understand how to do problems herself, give her a few of the most difficult, then I would just give he the answers to the rest. She was seeing a CAPD therapist at the time that gave me that advice.

I would also get a feel for when my son needed his ADD meds adjusted, I would see a pattern of classwork coming home as homework, it would be a main tip-off.
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