Eta..Omg! This homework situation is outta control!
Eta: I'm a little shocked at the amount of people who think that 7 pages of homework a night plus spelling words plus reading a book every day is normal for a first grader. It seems like way too much and brain overkill to me.
Eta 2: I totally forgot about sight words. She has a new set of those each week too.
Eta3: just to more specifically clarify this is the list of homework:
One packet is math drills. 50 problem addition and subtraction very night that I am suppose to time (4 mins) then grade. Questions unanswered are counted as wrong.
Two packets are reading stories. One packet for science, one for history. 2 stories per day...per packet...with 10 questions each (1 story and Q's on on side of the page 2nd story/Q's on back). Each story is 4 paragraphs of 5 sentences.
Another packet is a poetry packet. 4 different poems with a parent participation checklist... Have dd find all long vowels, short vowels, consonant blends, words that rhyme, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and words that are misspelled...they are the spelling words for the week and are to be corrected and written properly.
The last packet is a review packet for the pervious week's work.
Then write spelling words every night, read sight words every night, and read a book every night. These are not 5-10 minute books. Yesterday was disney's mulan.
This is every week since they returned from christmas break. Every Monday. All packets are due Friday. She isn't goofing off in class. She has never received a conduct mark. She has never missed a day of school, nor has she been tardy.