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Middle School outreach – November

Hi everyone!  Thanks for checking in again and staying eager for more information about the high school.  My main goal of these pieces is to help your transition from middle school to high school go a little smoother.  But if I am not quite hitting the mark, or you have more questions, feel free to drop a question into the box or email me at buermap@shawanoschools.com.  I hope to hear from you soon!

Question:  Why do you get soooo much homework?


What a good question!  As much as I would like to say that eventually you grow to love homework and the challenges that it brings, you don’t.  However, I can say that I do know why we get homework. Teachers assign homework so that we can get a better understanding of the topics that we cover in class.  Without homework, you would only experience the teacher showing you the steps and walking you through the process, and then when it gets to the test you’re out of luck.  

So I guess what I am trying to say is to take the homework seriously.  A lot of the questions are a good idea of the types of problems that you will see on the test, so it will be beneficial for you to do it.  Most of the time, the homework that is assigned is for a reason, and very rarely is it busy work, so make sure that you’re trying your best.  If you struggle with the concepts, that’s totally okay! Just make sure that you go in and ask for help so you can be prepared for it in the future.  

So for now, do your homework, and dare I say enjoy it?  Because before you know it, you will be doing bills at your kitchen table at night and worrying about the weekly commute, inflation, taxes and other adulting terms.  Enjoy that polynomial division, mitosis, communism and Shakespeare’s greatest work, because it only goes down from here!

Now go and do your homework!