Primary school teacher gives the best homework assignment ever

Stressed about exams? Go eat some ice cream.
Rebekah Parsons-King/Fairfax NZ

Stressed about exams? Go eat some ice cream.

No-one really likes homework but we think most people would enjoy the assignment Jenny Thom handed out last week.

Worried that her students would spend the weekend stressing about exams, the UK primary school teacher instructed her students to use their time wisely - by having fun.

Thom handed out a list of 17 "homework activities" to her 10- and 11-year-old students that included "eat ice cream", "see friends" and "laugh until your tummy hurts", reports TES.

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Jenny Thom's 'assignment' to her students. Photo: Twitter

In the note, released on Friday, Thom praised the students for their hard work and said she "couldn't be more proud" of them.

"Remember - Mrs Thom is in charge of worrying — you don't need to," she wrote.

The letter has been shared more than 60,000 times on Facebook with Thom getting plenty of praise of her own.

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"What an amazing teacher! That's the kind of teachers we need for our children," wrote one commenter. 

"Thank you to all the awesome teachers that believe in our kids being kids," wrote another.

 - Stuff


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