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Homework done a day before due

Original post made by Not Possible, College Terrace, on Jun 30, 2011

How can our president's 13 and ten year old kids have their homework completed a day before it's due? Our ten year old gets homework due the next day.

Is it common here for kids in junior high to complete their homework assignments a day before it's due?

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Posted by Just the facts
a resident of University South
on Jun 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

In many classes, homework is assigned for the entire week at the beginning of the week or in a manner similar to that.


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Posted by Huh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

Where did you read that? I don't know the homework policy at the Friend's School of D.C. but my guess is that they give assignments out in advance.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Obama does not have a 13 year old daughter - they are 12 and 10.


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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

Once you get to middle school, most of the homework is assigned ahead of time. For example, math classes receive a syllabus with the whole unit's worth of math. Even in 4th and 5th grade, many assignments are longer term. In HS, very little is due the following day.


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Posted by just thinkin'
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I was often told on a Monday the I needed to turn a book report by Friday. I must have been a magician to do it by Wednesday............


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm


If the economy and jobs improve Obama will be reelected–other wise he will be fired

–the incumbent has a huge advantage unless the economy and employment tank.

It does not matter what he says, or how many golf/vacations he takes

It is the Economy that will determine his fate.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

If you are 'special enough' you can request getting homework early from a teacher in advance. If you are taking your child out of school during the year for travel reasons, etc. you can get the assignments to take with you and they are probably due about 3 days after your return. If you hand them in the day you return, they are then done a day before due. It is all down to how you read or play the system.


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

I would just be happy if Obama would get himself and the Party he leads to do theirs on time...Does a year late, like a budget for example, count as "on time" in school?


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Posted by Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jul 6, 2011 at 1:29 am

This posting above by palo alto mom is complete misinformation: "Once you get to middle school, most of the homework is assigned ahead of time. For example, math classes receive a syllabus with the whole unit's worth of math. Even in 4th and 5th grade, many assignments are longer term. In HS, very little is due the following day."

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In 4th and 5th grade, my children had homework due the next day all the time.

I've had two children at Jordan and they have had lots of homework due the next day unless they are projects. Math was the only class which distributed the list of homework so students could work ahead.

At Paly, due to the new block schedule, homework is not due the next day because classes alternate. The only way to have homework due the next day is if it's assigned on Monday (all classes are attended) and it's due on Tuesday (only some classes are attended).

Besides, why is the original poster thinking that our kids should have the same benefits as the children of the the United States President? Wouldn't we all like private security detail for our children too?


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Posted by Near miss...now what?
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:44 am

My 14 year old grand daughter at Paly was so over come with homework, she did it diligently every night, receiving A's and a few B's. Now, at the beginning of this summer vacation, she was talking about making the ultimate trip to the RR tracks over her exhaustive depression. The Palo Alto Police were called in and they had to take her all the way to a hospital in Concord, where she was kept for a 72 hour hold for observation. The Packard's Children's Hospital did NOT have room for her being a minor with a mental issue.
The pressures here in this Valley to succeed is tremendous..plus now with most children on the Internet, their social lives have changed~and where their communication social breakdowns begin.


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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I've had two kids go through Jordan, Homework assignments in 8th grade - Math, received a syllabus for the whole unit, science - assigned on Monday, due on Friday most weeks, English, very rare to have homework, occasional paper, History, some weeks homework was daily, some weeks it was assigned to be done at the end of the week. History was the only class with homework due the next day (and it was usually reading and a few questions). 7th grade - similar assignments with the occasional English homework assigned and due the next day. 6th grade, by FAR the most homework in Middle School, most math and science due the next day. 4th and 5th grade, the only consistent "next day" homework was Math, LOTS of projects.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jul 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

It really depends on the teachers. Can't use blanket statements about homework or projects. Each student has different experiences due to the variety of teachers. I think the only guarantee is that there is math homework each day.


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