I believe that home assignments have become too exhausting for children, they merely fall asleep at their desks. Such a process has an extremely negative impact on their health and it seems to me that parents should take active part in helping them to cope with this stress;Stressful HomeworkBy the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.
You should have a look at our challenges. The children love doing them and they are optional. It gives the children a chance to share more of their own learning and helps me, as their teacher, get to know them even better.