homework

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Anyone here got kids in Italian elementary school. How much homework do they get? My life seems to be based around homework at the moment! Is it just our school?  

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Joanne S-837135 1424371842

Oh I feel your pain!!! Same here - our son is full time in elementary school, 2 nights a week has some revision to do on average and half a day minimum homework at the weekend. He is near the top of his class and isnt behind so its not to keep up. It seems ridiculously overkill to me!


 

ashling-840529 1424864428

Same here, my daughter gets an least an hour every day, even though she arrives home at approx 5pm, and then at least 3 hours during the weekend but if that's not bad enough the amount of homework they get during Christmas and Easter is crazy!


I recently read that Italy is leading the way in Europe re amount of hours that italian kids spend doing homework :-(

mondo-843012 1425071532

I'm sorry that you guys are having the same issues but glad to know its not just us! I think if I understood the reasoning behind it more then it would be easier but it just seems like homework for homeworks sake. And then when you add a couple of sports activities in the week, some time playing with friends the poor little things dont seem to have any time just to hang out! Its a good job for them that the summer holidays are so long so they get a chance to recuperate!

Joanne S-837135 1426541527

50 sums for homework this weekend! And that is just maths homework. Had another 4 subjects on top of that! 

pandoro 1427148756

We have spoken to our teacher via our class representative to beg for less homework this Easter! We have been assured there won't be loads. I don't know about the kids but I need a break!

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