Iris - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )
My daughter is in Kindergarten. She goes to school from 7:55 am to 2:05 pm. Every day she brings home 2-3 papers of homework and then there are three things we have to do with her.
Sometimes, one paper is cut out things that start with the letter of the week, color it and glue it and then another one where she has to count and write numbers, and sometimes another color numbers. She sometimes comes home with extra homework on weekends.
Also we have to read for her 20 min. a day (which we do every night anyway) and write down the book titles and sign. Then she has this thing called 5x5 grid. It's 5 rows and 5 lines of 5 different letters. She has to sound out the letters and we keep on practicing until she gets it all within 32 sec. and then she has to name all the letters within 32 sec. This we also do every day. When she does, we sign it and let know how many sec. it took. She takes it to school and brings back another grid with different letters. Last thing, a paper with 30, three letter words on it that I read and she sounds out.
Does this seem like a lot of homework for a 5 year old to you?
My opinion it is wayyy to much! I have to spread this out in the evening. I can not get her to sit and do all this in one haul. She gets frustrated and needs her breaks. I feel like it's taking up all our time in the evening, because if we need to go somewhere I feel that we have to be home in time to finish the rest of the homework.