# Worksheet Comparing Fractions And Decimals Place Value Percentages Worksheets Year Ma18comp L1 Compare 752x1065 For Kids Printable Math Games 4th Grade Factoring Exercises Graphing Data 6th Common

Published at Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 21:38:46 PM. Worksheet. By Chantalle Rodriguez.

In many preschools, child care centers, and kindergartens, young children spend their time on worksheet paper and pencil tasks. Teachers who use worksheets believe they are demonstrating children’s learning progress to parents. Unfortunately for Jamaica and the other children in her class, worksheet activities are not developmentally appropriate and can cause many problems. Worksheets typically have a ”right answer.” Jamaica is expected to circle the rhyming words or match the pictures of things that start with the letter ”G.” She may learn quickly that putting down a wrong answer is emotionally costly. Worksheet activities may make her feel ignorant and incompetent, so that she learns to stop taking risks by guessing.

Worksheets might be a useful assessment tool. If your child is doing a worksheet on a learned skill, you might see what he understands and what you need to revisit. In the early childhood community, however, some educators believe that worksheets are inappropriate for this age level and may not tell you what a student truly understands. My kids like them. Wait, doesn’t this contradict a point I made above? Not really. If my kids want to sit at the table while I’m making dinner and do a few worksheets, I don’t have a problem with that. It can be relaxing for them. It’s not a replacement for other learning because I wouldn’t be teaching right then anyway… and I don’t have the space or time to set up a big hands-on learning center while the stove is on, the baby is crying, and the toddler is hanging on my leg. Sometimes a parent or teacher just needs a break. You’re going to use worksheets once in a while? I won’t judge you. Planning hands-on activities takes time and resources we don’t always have. Sometimes we just need something simple. Like when you’re 9 months pregnant to the day and the baby shows no sign of making an appearance. Ahem. (Update: our baby finally made her appearance, two weeks late!). My bottom line? A steady diet of worksheets is bad news. For some preschoolers, worksheets are never appropriate. For preschoolers who enjoy them, I don’t think worksheets are harmful every once in a while for a change of pace. For older kids, worksheets are appropriate when nothing else will do the job. Thoughtful teachers and homeschoolers will strive to limit their use of worksheets in favor of activities which promote higher-level thinking and hands- on experiences.

70 out of 100 based on 415 user ratings
1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

### 3 Digit By 3 Digit Multiplication Worksheets Pdf

Apr 30, 2019 | Eglantina Auger

Apr 30, 2019 | Pasclina Masse

### Distributive Property Of Multiplication Worksheets

Apr 30, 2019 | Renee Bertrand

#### Factoring Distributive Property Worksheet Answers

Apr 29, 2019 | Nannette Hebert
##### Maths Multiplication Worksheets For Grade 2 Idea
Apr 30, 2019 | Orlene Jacquet
Apr 29, 2019 | Roxanne Giraud

### Self Esteem Worksheets For Middle School Students

May 01, 2019 | Suzette Couturier

### Free Reading Comprehension Worksheets For Esl Students

Apr 29, 2019 | Odeletta Marion