No Excuses Needed

“Students in kindergarten through fourth grade, for the most part, go home without any homework assignments. And that helps them retain what they’ve heard, Waldorf educators say.

“They’ve absorbed so much after a full day of learning, and we need to give them time to digest that,” said Erika Finstad, a fourth-grade teacher at the school. “We’d rather give them time to relax and play without structure, and come back to school refreshed and ready to learn the next day.” At the Eugene Waldorf School, homework is introduced slowly during the fourth grade and increases with each subsequent grade.”

Read the full article from the front page of the local Register-Guard here.