It's poll time!
I've been kind of wondering about the subject of headings on papers for a while. In a classroom, it's vitally important that students put their names (and usually the date also, especially older students) on their papers. You can imagine how frustrating it might be to have five spelling tests or handwriting worksheets or whatever with no names on them. If I wanted to be a detective, I wouldn't have wasted my time getting an education degree. So, yes. Names on papers, please.
That said, I never really worried about it at home. I mean, I have two kids. It's not like I'm going to mix up Harper's rainbow drawing with Ella's essay on owls. Maybe if they were closer in age it might be more of a priority, but they aren't so it isn't.
But then I started wondering if I should require Ella to put her name on all of her papers simply for the purpose of habit-building. She takes great pride in adding "written by Ella" to her short stories and more important papers without me having to ask her to put her name on them.
Still . . . I wonder.
Since I can't come to a conclusion in my head, and I'm really curious how other people handle this, I created a quick little poll in the sidebar. Would you pretty please click on an answer for me? Those of you in a reader will have to click through to the blog to find it. I placed it up in the top of the sidebar on the right. It will be open through Sunday night, and I'll share the results next week. Of course, feel free to leave a comment if you want to explain further how you handle this in your homeschool. Curious minds want to know . . .