Here are the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book, selected by Bruce Lansky, the “King of Giggle Poetry,” with the help of thousands of elementary-school children.
Read about why there are no more flies in the school kitchen, what can be found in a student’s desk, Sillier than a teacher with hiccups!
Beginning this year, Lafayette Parish public schools will not grade homework for students in second through 12th grades. “This tiny change would make a huge impact on the classroom, especially in math.”NEW DEVELOPMENT: Superintendent says teachers should still assign homework Benoit said she and other teachers have reduced their homework assignments in recent years, but still feel the work is an important reinforcement tool.
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When students read something that connects to their experiences and personal taste, they will enjoy the text just like this book.
Another strength of this poetry book would be the imaginative words and activities that connect with young readers.
It’s not until those low grades come home and they don’t know why the kids aren’t understanding their work,” she said.“We’re charging educators with a tough job,” Knezek said.
“I feel like anytime we are restrictive on the tools they have to motivate children, we put them in a bind and make it more difficult for them to do their job.”Teachers will still be able to comment on homework assignments under the policy change.
The school board approved the change Wednesday night as part of the 2018-19 pupil progression plan, and after a debate about the merits of the policy.“We try to motivate our students with so many things, but for many students and parents, it’s all about if it counts for a grade,” said Connie Benoit, a math teacher at L. She said it isn’t uncommon for students to say they have no homework when they actually do.
The grades can alert parents to potential problems, she said.“I know that most parents will take their kid’s word for it.