How much homework does your grade schooler do? My 1st grader does 2 hours of homework a night!!

I think it’s too long for a 6 year old who is in school for 8 hours!

  • Nandi
    Sep 10, 2018

    Jenni, see! This is crazy! I believe my daughter she only do that. She is at school for 8 hours having to sit and listening then come home to work

  • Nandi
    Sep 10, 2018

    Are your children in private, public or charter?

  • Victoria
    Sep 10, 2018

    That’s how much homework I do while in college!

  • Jenni
    Sep 10, 2018

    Nandi, I feel for you and your daughter. We barely can fit in what our daughter has assigned each night. Our daughter is in a quality public school that we’re happy with. Can you talk with the teacher to question the amount of homework?

  • Savvi
    Sep 11, 2018

    If it’s public school, you can write the teacher a note saying that you won’t be partaking in homework. Then print off all the studies that say it’s detrimental to student’s health and education etc. if it’s private school then you’re onto plums. They’ll likely ask you to leave.

  • Nandi
    Sep 11, 2018

    Jenni, yes but they believe it’s what’s best

  • Nandi
    Sep 11, 2018

    Savvi, it’s charter school

  • Brittany
    Sep 11, 2018

    My stepdaughter is in 5th grade. Last year she had so much hw. It would take hours to finish, and she would end up frustrated and in tears when she couldn’t figure something out and I spent so much time trying to help her with it. At the beginning of this year, I went to a parent teacher orientation where the teachers said that if your child doesn’t understand something - don’t try to teach it to them! They actually said to have the child bring the unfinished hw back to school and tell the teacher they couldn’t figure it out. They will still receive full participation points. The teacher wanted to know if they needed to go over the lesson again. They said not to let your child spend more than 20 minutes (per subject) on hw. I have no idea if the expectations were the same last year, but this has taken so much pressure off. I would suggest talking to teachers about it!

  • Savvi
    Sep 11, 2018

    Nandi, I think charter school should be the same as public. Double check though

  • Jennifer
    Sep 12, 2018

    Good question, my7yr old son in 2nd grade also takes 2 hours to do homework. He gets homework packets every week. He has to do 2 pages of Language arts, 2 pages of math. This is too easy for him which is always done in after school program since I pick him up at 6pm everyday. Then he goes home to do 20 min reading However, he has problem reading. He just doesn't like to read. My requirement for him when reading, is to tell me the Title, Beginning, Middle, Ending of story. Who the characters are, and where is the setting, like at a farm, picnic, home, etc. I don't think that's too hard as the teacher wants the kids to know at his level. But my sons 20 min of reading is more like staring at the book. He's not actually taking in on what he is reading, resulting in 2 hours of reading.

  • Sami
    Sep 14, 2018

    Nandi-50 math problems??!!? Wow that is crazy!

  • Sami
    Sep 14, 2018

    Like another person said when can you be a kid after h w is done?!!?..prob just enough time for dinner /bath/snack then bed

  • Brandy
    Sep 14, 2018

    @savi how can you just write a note and say you won’t be partaking in homework? Won’t it still count against their grades? I would love to do that but my children’s grades will drop since homework is a big portion of it. My 2nd and 4th grader receive hours worth of homework every night it’s ridiculous

  • Maltipoos mama
    Sep 14, 2018

    Last year our kindergartner had at least 2 hrs of hw nightly! The teacher was crazy. Anyone that complained, their child felt the consequences. Our boy was a happy enthusiastic kid until he attended her class. Kindergarten is supposed to be when kids learn to love school, not hate it.

  • Nandi
    Sep 14, 2018

    Savvi, no charter schools are able to make their own rules

  • Maya
    Mar 28

    In my opinion I think homework is important but it shouldn’t be abused. It sounds like you should write a letter to the school. I think that it is important to practice but there needs to be free time. Some adults think that free time is a waste but it is one of the most enjoyable things in life. If you decide to write a letter to the school your kids are enrolled in and they ignore your opinion then definitely give your kids as much downtime as possible. I’m a student and I have a ton of homework but I get a lot of downtime. Try to avoid your kids being stressed out during their free time. I hope everything goes accordingly!

  • Malissa
    Apr 05

    My 3rd grader has had NO homework all year besides reading but my daughter dose about 2-3 hours of homework and she’s in kindergarten! I don’t get it!