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What grade and how much homework?

What grade is your child in and how much homework does he/she typically receive?

Do you think it's too much, too little or just right?

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Asked by Cafe Jenn at 6:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (7)
  • 3rd grade - 1/2 hour, just right. 4th grade - 1/2 hour, just right

    Answer by missanc at 6:34 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • kindergarten
    6-12 pages a week plus reading. (1 or 2 pages a day if we do it everyday).
    i think it's just right for most kids but my son loves homework. he would happily do more.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:38 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • 4th grade - math wrksht 5-10 min, team time wrksht 5-10 min, reading (usually includes reading 30-57pg, note cards, vocab, illustrations, 2 wrksts); social studies 5-10 min, spelling 5-10min.

    Reading requires too much homework! DS usually spends about 2+hrs each night with reading. He changes classes, so 4 teachers. Math is on level, reading advanced.

    Answer by kitkabob at 9:01 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • 2nd grade-2 math power builders each sheet has 34 math problems they do everyday a timed test is done on Friday has to pass the test in 2 minutes. There are 28 of them to pass during the year.

    1-2 math workbook pages a night.

    22 spelling words each week. Spelling tests are on Friday.

    Book club homework is usually reading a couple chapters in a book and answering a few questions about what was read.

    Read 15-20 minutes in a book of my sons choice log the time read and what was read on a calender.

    I think the work is fine my son doesn't complain and we have fun doing it together. He has fun doing practice time tests. He started multiplication this week so the math sheets are more interesting for him.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • 4th grader: who knows. She doesn't bring it home half the time so I never know what she has but it seems to take her about an hour to do her homework most days
    2nd grader: 1 sheet Monday-Wednesday and study for his spelling test on Thursday
    1st grader: 2-3 sheets every day (Mon-Thur), study for spelling test which is on Friday, several pages of math facts to practice (actually half sheets with about 10 problems on them which she is supposed to do every single night), plus a page that comes home Mon. that is due the next Mon. and another page of reading that comes home Wed and is due the next Mon. Plus she is supposed to read 15 minutes each day.
    The worksheets alone take her about an hour because she is a slow reader and has to color every little picture (teacher's orders).
    I think my 4th and 2nd graders are okay but my 1st grader gets way too much.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • 1st & 2nd (same classroom, same teacher, very small school). 1 spelling paper per week, plus sometimes a book report, and sometimes another sheet or partial sheet here & there. Very little. Plenty IMO. I'm glad they hardly have any. IMO they don't need homework this young.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Well, both kids are required to read an average of 15 minutes per day. In addition, my 1st grader has a packet sent home on Monday and return it on Friday. The total packet, including studying for spelling tests, takes about 40 minutes. My second grader's load varies depending on how many tests he has. He never has more than 20 minutes, though.
    Personally, I think that the second grader's load is fine, but the 1st grader's is a bit light.

    Answer by indymom22 at 9:39 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

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