Our school's admin have a NO TOLERANCE policy, especially if it's reading. I understand that they don't want the kids just doing busy work, but some worksheets are really useful, especially the ones that are in the student's practice book, which was created by the same company who made their reading books. For example, today we learned about the difference between a complete and incomplete sentence. They had an activity in the workbook where the kids would read sentences and determine whcih were phrases and whcih sentences, but I am not allowed to give it to them. So they had to copy down sentences I gave them which took forever. (imagine 25 six year olds copying 5 sentencs from the board some can handle it, but my BGL's which make up 95% of the class, were struggling) Also, it makes it nearly impossible to put anything up for math because our P doesn't allow us to put up - 1) worksheets 2) Tests 3) quizzes There's really not much left to put up. Sometimes I incorporate art into math and can put up those projects, but sometimes it's really hard. Today for instance I did a fact family project that took almost an hour to do. Which means we ran out of time for science. Edit: Another time I was so irritated because my kids worked really hard when we were learning subtraction which resulted in 23 out of my 25 kids getting a 80% or higher! (the other two scored in the 70s which is still pretty good) I wanted so badly to post the test in the room because I was so proud, but again, not allowed.