My son just started first grade and he has so much home work,two books to read everynight,sight words to read through,spelling words,and starting next week math home work and speach,speach will only be one night a week the rest are 5.I dont get home until almost 5 i have to fix dinner,pick up,take a shower,do baths and have my 5 and 6 year old in bed by 8:00 8:30 and the latest any advice on howt to manage things better? I thought i was doing good until all of this just hit me at the open house tonight!!Please no bashing or mean words just advice.Thankyou.Answer Question
Does he go to a sitter's or an after school program after school? If so, see if they will let him work on his homework there. You can also have your son read the two books right before bed time. He can work on his spelling words in the bathtub. (Buy him some bathtub markers or paint. He will Ace every spelling test!) Have him work on his math homework while you are fixing dinner and look over it right after dinner. What type of homework does he have for speech?
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:52 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
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Answer by theutilitarian at 10:25 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Unfortunately, homework overkill is usually not the choice of the teacher... It is a handed down decision. Talk to the teacher, but know this may be something they don't like to give and will not be able to tell you that.
Last year I wasn't a SAHM, I cooked like a fiend on the weekends. Chicken breasts, ground beef, pasta, rice... you name it. I froze everything. When I got home, I could nuke pieces and put together an entire dinner. Gave me more time to help and listen. I even read the books to my kids during dinner and then hadthem read their assignments back to me after dinner. Makes the process smoother and gave us something new to talk about while eating.
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Answer by incarnita at 10:38 PM on Sep. 18, 2009