homework question

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  1. MFB

    MFB New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007

    Hello,

    I'm a parent of a preschooler and a first grader.

    I'm wondering how much homework time per night teachers in the k-2nd grade range think is reasonable?

    My son does fine for about 10-15 minutes but anything longer than that gives him the wiggles!

    thanks!
     
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  3. Peachyness

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    When I taught kinder, I usually assigned about 5-10 minutes of homework plus 15 minutes of reading.
     
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  4. MFB

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    thanks! 15 minutes of reading per day, right? My son happens to be a very strong reader and we have "family fun" time every night for 45 minutes. That sometimes includes books as well. Math tends to get him a bit more frustrated so I find that we spend more time on that these days.
     
  5. Miss_J

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    I give about 10-15 minutes per week (however the parents want to break it up) since our district has no homework policy for Kindergarten. I also ask for 15 minutes of reading each night. Our first grade homework policy is 10-15 minutes 3-4 nights per week and 15 minutes of reading per night.
    I would say that your son is sitting for a normal amount of time. Longer than 15 minutes gives most kids that age the wiggles!
     
  6. mom&teacher

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    I'm a 2nd grade teacher and I give 20 minutes of reading (everyone in the school is assigned this prek-5th grade), about 5 min of math, 5-10 min. of language arts, and about 10 min. of spelling every night.
     
  7. TeacherRW

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    Oct 5, 2007

    Our rule of thumb is "10 minutes per grade level"... this may or may not include reading at home. Remember... some students will take longer times completing assignments than others.
     
  8. Emma35

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    I teach 1st and give 10-15 minutes per night of reading. Occasionally there will be a math homework or a science/social studies project. That's it!
     

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