How much homework do they get (like how many sheets/pages/subjects) each night and how long does it take to get done?
My oldest is in tears tonight because she couldn't finish all her homework. On Tues. her math teacher sent home a packet of 21 papers and it is due tomorrow. On top of that she had math homework yesterday and homework in every other subject all week.
Tonight she did English homework, Social Studies, studied for her spelling test, studied for her science test and worked on this packet. She still has 4 pages to go in it and at 7pm I took it away and told her to go take a shower. She hadn't eaten dinner, didn't get to do her 20 min. of reading, practice her clarinet or anything else.
It takes her 4-5 hours to do her homework every single day. She does nothing but homework from the time she comes home until she goes to bed. She's depressed and frustrated and so am I.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by tntornado45 at 8:54 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
I don't have a 4th grader but I am doing my student teaching right now in 4th grade. The teacher does not give homework. If she does then it takes maybe 10 minutes at most. The 4th grade team is still discussing homework, because 1 teacher wants to give it, 1 doesn't, and 1 is on the fence. If they do decide to give homework then the teacher says that they should only have 10-15 minutes per grade level. For example, a 1st grader would only have 10-15 minutes of homework a night, a 2nd grader would have 20-30 minutes of homework a night, ex. This means that a 4th grader should have 40-60 minutes of homework at night. 4 hours is way too much. I would have a conference with the teacher to see what is going on. Is she not finishing her work during the day, so she has to finish it for homework? Is the homework introducing new concepts or backing up what they learned that day? These are some of the questions that I would ask.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:01 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by MommyLove23 at 10:11 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
My son usually brings home a math worksheet, has some spelling homework & then has to read for a bit. Not including his reading, it takes him about 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how much he is screwing around. I would be in your dd school asap, asking her teacher what in the hell she is thinking? Does she hate children or something? That is ridiculous. If you get nowhere with her teacher, you can speak with other 4th grade teachers in her school & ask about the homework they give. Then go to the administration & ask them whats up with that crap. Maybe, as a last resort, you could switch her class.
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