Hey all, I was just reading a very interesting thread in the preschool section and I thought I'd get some insight from my fellow elementary teachers. When I was student teaching, my school did not use worksheets very much at all; it was frowned upon. Maybe 5% of the work was worksheets. However, at my current job they seem to LOVE worksheets. Many of the teachers in my school seem to use them as busywork and to keep their classes quiet. I remember not liking them much as a kid. Even as a teacher, I find them boring and don't feel that they teach skills very well. I prefer to do hands-on activities. I'd like to cut down on worksheets majorly this coming year. I will probably send them as homework, for reenforcement. How do you feel about worksheets? How often and what kinds of worksheets do you use?