Erika - posted on 10/09/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 1st grader is thrilled to be geting homework. Each Tuesday her teacher gives a packet of 4-5 pages to be completed and turned in on Friday. My daughter wants to finish it all the first night and the work is usually simple for her. She gets frustrated almost to the point of tears when I tell her she can only do 1-2 pages per night and begs me to let her do it all and not tell the teacher. Her teacher has specifically instructed she cannot do more than 1-2 pgs. per night, said it is intended to be simple and an introduction to homework. When I told her of my daughter's frustration and asked if she could send a few extra "family choice" pages, she said no and suggested that making her limit it to 1 pg per night would be a "growth place" for my daughter. Even though I disagree with this and feel that if she wants them to do only 1-2 pgs than that's what she should send home nightly rather than giving it all and making 6 year olds pace it out, I feel torn because I also want to teach my daughter that she should respect her teacher and follow her instructions. What do you think?