I work at small catholic school where there is only one teacher for each grade level. I teach first grade......and my sister(she was an accidental blessing is in 2nd. Well Ive given my class homework since the 2nd day of school- Saxon Math and Phonics and reading a book each night. The 2nd graders have not had homework yet and this is the 3rd week of school.......My sister said the teacher said they will always do their homework side in school and when they do have homework it will be reading. Also we have Shurley English so the kids learn all the Jingles and Abbreviations in 1st but then she does her own thing for the first half of the year because she thinks it is easier for them.....but they already learned Shurley jingles and abbreviations last year......it is easy for them! I just feel like why am I pushing them for them to just take it easy in 2nd. She is an amazing teacher and does great things with Science and preparing them for 1st communion but its just frustrating when I feel like I get them into good routines of completing homework and learning Shurley for them not to use until they get to 3rd. Thanks for letting me vent!!