Posting for a friend-Is it too much??
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|Mon, 09-20-2004 - 7:28pm|
A friend of mine on another board (WOC)has a son who just entered kindergarten and she wants to know if her son is being given too much homework. Here's her post:
From ivillage-sista aka "Real" from the WOC board:
Have I been out of the swing so long that I think they are pushing these little kids too hard??
OK, today was the 1st day of real homework since the Teacher tested the kids and grouped them into Below, On and Above Average. Isaac is on Average and I got his homework packet today
1st of all the Packet has 10 assignments in it - Do the math? Between M - T (because they can't do any homework on Friday because it is Due then) that is about 3 sheets per night. Now that is fine if they are simple but in their packet is the following:
spelling letters: CDEFG (that they had to put into alphabet order and write them in a straight line 4 times)
Write their name and tell us how many spelling letters are in their name and write the number
Make a line of the letters D & B over and over (about 10 patterns)
Get a newspaper or Magazine and spot each on of the spelling letters and glue them to the paper
Write down your spelling letter and Circle all the CONSONANTS in blue and Circle the vowels in RED (How many of each are there): PERSONAL NOTE: Isaac could give a FLYING FIG ABOUT a Vowel!!
Draw a picture of yourself
Read a book and write the authors name the title of the book and what the book was about
there are 100 blank squares on the page (like a number grid) and they have to fill in numbers 1 - 10
Find and glue pictures of magazines that begin with each of the spelling letters
Study and practice your spelling letter by writing them each 5 times
Ok, is it me...or do you all think this is a TAD much in 1 week for Kindies. Remember Isaac is just 4 1/2..but heck even Nya at 5 1/2 was struggle. As soon as I saw Isaac getting overly frustrated I just pulled the plug on the homework and popped in a video!!
I told her it was. I also told her that she and the parents should get together to discuss it with the teacher. What do you all think??