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How much homework does/ did your kindergartener have each night?

It's now an hours worth everyday. Poor thing couldn't grasp her new vocabulary words tonight. She ended up in tears. I ended up putting it away until later. They have standardized testing all week so I don't want her upset over math vocabulary.

I'm curious, how much did your kds have when they were in kindergarten?

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Asked by PandaGwen at 5:20 PM on Mar. 18, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • They both had homework packets that would go home on Wednesdays, to be returned by the following Tuesday. The packets had approximately 5-6 worksheets. In addition to this they were required to read 20 minutes each night.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:24 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • she doesnt have a whole lot, we get it done within 30-40 minutes. she is required to read for 15 minutes every night (except fridays when there is no homework), and there is usually one math sheet every night, though some nights they dont have the math sheet. on tuesdays, in addition to the other stuff, she has to write her sight words in a sentence and on thursdays she has to write them 5 times each. but there is only 2 sight words per week.

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:32 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • None. She never assigned homework in K.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:33 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • one sheet.. and reading.. pretty much every night. and when its not a sheet of work its flash cards with her spelling words on it.

    Answer by chrstny88 at 5:40 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • This doesn't even include reading her AR book. She has a weekly rhyme to memorize, math worksheet, spelling sheet, vocabulary words and a sight word book to read and write the words three times.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 5:43 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • My son did not have much but they always asked that they read every night.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • One or two worksheets, usually 15 minutes' worth if my DD focuses. That plus reading, but we'd do that anyway.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:05 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • The poor kid. While they are like little sponges absorbing all types of knowledge, I think they are throwing a lot of work on these kids. What my dau is doing in math in the 5th grade, my son had in the 8th grade. They even introduced Shakespeare to them. When she was in Kindergarten, she had 1-2 work sheets & 20 mins. of reading. Last week, it took her 1 1/2 hours to do all her HW. Crazy. They have Spring Break coming up soon, so we get a bit of a break. Give her a hug & tell her she did enough for the day. :) Maybe practice for a bit in the morning before school, when she's rested.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:13 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • Just working on his sight words and then AR books when he got there. He didn't have any homework other than that.

    Answer by kmath at 7:48 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

  • mine gets sent home a packet on mon and has to be returned on fri. it's normally four to five pages and it include math, spelling and writing. and then she has two books that she has to read for 20 min a night. she does all her packet when she gets home on mon and then depending on her mode, she reads to her stuffed pig (holiday) for more than 20 min. she'll put her stuffed animals in the hall and they form a half circle around her and she reads to them. it's so cute, until you have to go potty, because for some reason she loves to sit right in front of the bathroom door.

    Answer by noel1978 at 8:51 PM on Mar. 18, 2013

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