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Homework Time
Here is an explanation of the school homework policy:

Students should not spend more than 90 minutes per night.  This time
should be budgeted in the following manner:

15 minutes looking for assignment
11 minutes calling a friend for the assignment
23 minutes explaining why the teacher is mean and just does not like children
8  minutes in the bathroom
10 minutes getting a snack
7  minutes checking the TV Guide
6  minutes telling parents that the teacher never explained the assignment
10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table waiting for Mom or Dad to do the assignment

It is not necessary to have the student's name on the assignment.


These are given the night before they are due.  This explains the name
"long term."  It is a long term commitment to time that begins at 9:30
PM and ends at 11:50 PM -- or later.  It is important that the whole
family is involved in the project.  It is imperative that at least one
family member races to Wal*Mart/K-Mart for poster board, and that at
least one family member ends up in tears (it does not have to be the

One parent needs to stay up and complete the project. The other parent
needs to call the school and leave a message that the student is out

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