Teacher gets extra credit for assigning this homework on the weekend

- Too many tests. It’s not just a complaint many Americans have about schools these days.

A teacher in England is winning praise for a weekend "homework assignment" she gave her 10- and 11-year-old students before they take their stressful nationwide exam.

"We are now in the last days before SATs and it is vital that you use your time this weekend wisely," Mrs. Thom wrote.

She instructed her students to complete as many activities from a 17-item list as possible. That list included bike riding, reading a book, spending "time with people you love," and laughing "until your tummy hurts."

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