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How much time should a 1st grader put into homework?

  1. JerseyGirl profile image60
    JerseyGirlposted 7 years ago

    How much time should a 1st grader put into homework?

    Sometimes I'm overwhelmed.  Should my 1st grader need to do 1 hour's worth of homework?   She's already in school for 6 hours a day.  Is it best to do immediately after school;  or later in the evening.  I'm getting confused!

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    That sounds like an awful lot of homework for a little one. If you're concerned, you should talk to the teacher and review the school's homework policy.

    It's a good idea to think about what kind of homework it is as well - is it revision and practice or does it seem to be material that would have been better covered in class?

    To fully inform yourself of what needs to be covered in 1st grade, get yourself a copy of the syllabus for your state. It should outline learning objectives and give you a better idea of where your child should be up to.

    Personally, I think an hour is too much after a full day at school. Little children get tired out by a long school day and another hour of being cooped up is too much in my opinion.

    Definitely talk to the teacher about his / her reasons for all that homework and don't be afraid to voice your concerns. If the teacher isn't helpful, then talk to the Principal.

    NB - I have one (long) hub on homework if you want more info.  Lots of parents freak out and start doing it all themselves!

  3. ohfudge profile image60
    ohfudgeposted 7 years ago

    its best to do it right away after a snack while they are still somewhat focused. and 1 hour is wayyy to much. 10-30 mins is a good amount. Depending on the first grader, some reading would be good in addition to that.

  4. tokie_karissa profile image50
    tokie_karissaposted 7 years ago

    It will Be best To have your first grader Do his/her Homework after a snack and take may 10 to 30 mins tops..
    but that should be up to you depending how much you want him/her to remeber it just incase of a pop quiz