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Old 09-09-2017, 06:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm ok with 90 minute homework cos me and my little ones don't consider homework as a burden or a work. It is one of my ways to bond with them and for them to learn at the same time in a fun way. What is 90 minute of your entire day?
So who is doing the homework?
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:07 PM
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Location: 60640
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So who is doing the homework?
lol!
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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I'm ok with 90 minute homework cos me and my little ones don't consider homework as a burden or a work. It is one of my ways to bond with them and for them to learn at the same time in a fun way. What is 90 minute of your entire day?
90 min. sounds like a lot to me especially if it means there is no time for physical play...90 min. plus dinner time plus bath plus bedtime leaves what for a kid in kindergarten? Oh...and I guess there'd better not be any other kids in the family?
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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90 min. sounds like a lot to me especially if it means there is no time for physical play...90 min. plus dinner time plus bath plus bedtime leaves what for a kid in kindergarten? Oh...and I guess there'd better not be any other kids in the family?
My kid gets 2 recesses and PE in school (kindergarten).

Three days a week he has martial arts. One soccer practice. One soccer match.

Swim team in the summer and whenever he wants (also whenever he wants to ride his bike or scooter).

If anything, the exercise really helps his focus and retention.

20 min of piano practice a day.

And he sleeps a good 11 hours a night.

If you get rid of tv/ipad, it's amazing the amount of stuff you can get done,

It's Saturday...so he got to do PlayStation after his soccer game. Friday nights he goes to a dance party at the club. Tomorrow he will likely just dick around and free play.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Mine had homework but not that much! One page of math, study wall words for spelling test (about 7 words) and read for 20 minutes. That's it. Your son needs to have a talk with the teacher! My 4th grader doesn't even have that much homework and we are in s highly rated school district as well'
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Or maybe not. There's no evidence that homework is all that beneficial.
Any child who is doing all this, below, in kindergarten, will breeze through 1st grade. (Not saying he will have a happy kindergarten experience.)

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Here's a sample list of the homework for a week:
  • Read a book with the child each night and then have the child answer questions about the book.
  • 3-6 pages of math or identifying or drawing shapes (who knew a K kid needed to know hexagons, trapezoids and pentagons!)
  • 4 other tasks, such as i.e rhyming, identifying similar starting sounds in words. Identify a sentence in a book count the words in a sentence & identify a paragraph & count the sentences. Practice working with the calendar and with telling time. Cut shapes out paste them on paper so they tell a story.
  • Practice in Lexia
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Or maybe not. There's no evidence that homework is all that beneficial.
If that's true, why did some major school districts do away with it because studies showed that kids who did their homework had an advantage over kids who did not?

The problem with the various analyses of this is that it winds up coming down to the basic question of how much is the exact right amount. Too much not good. Just right DOES give advantage.

The op is saying her kid is getting 90 minutes of homework. That's not necessarily true. It's just taking him 90 minutes to do it. I think with some time that it will become much less as he gets used to the whole concept. Purposely scheduling 90 minutes for a kindergartener is excessive, IMO. But we don't know that that's really what happened.

It's like when my friend who is very strong try to bench press for the first time. Because she really didn't have any idea what she was doing and didn't know how to engage her muscles, she could barely lift the bar. But once she realized how to balance the weight and what muscles to use, she was off like a freight train.

There is an iPad app that gives your kid math questions and flips to the next question once they get it right. I've seen my son finishing 25 math questions in less than 4 minutes. His best is around 2:50.

Not bc he is a genius.

Practice.

So he could do 100 math questions easily within 10 or 15 minutes. I don't consider that excessive time spent on homework.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I'm ok with 90 minute homework cos me and my little ones don't consider homework as a burden or a work. It is one of my ways to bond with them and for them to learn at the same time in a fun way. What is 90 minute of your entire day?
90 minutes to a 5-6 yr old is ALOT, especially if they have already been in school for 6 hours! If it's half day Kindergarten then I can see it being no big deal, but most Kindergarten classes are now all day.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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Mine had homework but not that much! One page of math, study wall words for spelling test (about 7 words) and read for 20 minutes. That's it. Your son needs to have a talk with the teacher! My 4th grader doesn't even have that much homework and we are in s highly rated school district as well'
My neighbor is a substitute teacher in the district, I'm going to ask her to do some digging and find out if the other two kindergarten teachers in this school are giving out this much homework and also what some of the other schools are doing for K homework. If it's normal for this district then we will just deal with it.

My son has mentioned talking to the teacher but he doesn't want to make her angry and have her treat his son different than the other kids and while I know that shouldn't happen- it could.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:41 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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If that's true, why did some major school districts do away with it because studies showed that kids who did their homework had an advantage over kids who did not?

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Perhaps you could provide some documentation for this rather outrageous statement?
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