A friend of mine in Texas posted two pictures of her Kindergartner's nightly and weekend homework on Facebook the other day and it had me thinking about this question. What her son is required to complete each night, I believe, it too much homework for a Kindergartner. I have always heard the rule "10 minutes per grade level", meaning First Grade 10 min of homework, Fourth grade 40 min of homework, etc.
|Kindergarten Homework Menu|
|Math and Language Arts Homework assignment from the above menu.|
My own Kindergartner has nightly reading, a Tic-Tac-Toe assignment three nights a week, and then sight words on our own (there is no assigned work, we just review them ourselves). My son usually completes all his Tic-Tac-Toe homework on Monday while his brother is in his therapy session. We do nighty reading during the week and practice his sight words on the weekend. We are able to complete his homework around our schedule.
As a teacher I give my students 30 minutes of reading and a summary, a math worksheet (anywhere from 1-10 problems) and Spelling three nights a week. Students can complete Spelling all in one night if they wish, I use my Star Spelling Menu. Homework usually takes them from 40-50 minutes a night, a little over the 10 minute rule.
My question to you is what is your opinion of homework? Do you assign nightly homework?
For participating in my "Homework Discussion" I will use Random.org to choose three winners from those who comment on this post. Each winner win any item from my TpT store! I look forward to your comments!