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Old 09-18-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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Welp that’s what happens when both parents have to go to work. I don’t need homework assignments for my kindergartener, I want to do other things with him in my free time

But go ahead and be disturbed. I know parents also aren’t supposed to want anytime to themselves either. That goes out the window once kids are in the picture. How dare I want to relax.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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I can assure you my kids have seen books. We read several times a day, already on to chapter books and we visit the library 2 or 3 times a week
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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About 30 years ago, we lived in upstate NY. We did not have kids in school yet, but some of our neighbors did. The district there assigned homework in kindergarten. So it's not just a new thing.
Also, 30 years ago my children attended a city wide magnet school, in Wisconsin. They had homework several nights per week, including in Junior and Senior Kindergarten (Four and Five year old Kindergarten). And, since it was a French Immersion school, not only was the actual homework in French, the instructions were in French as well. They enjoyed the homework and thrived.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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Welp thatís what happens when both parents have to go to work. I donít need homework assignments for my kindergartener, I want to do other things with him in my free time

But go ahead and be disturbed. I know parents also arenít supposed to want anytime to themselves either. That goes out the window once kids are in the picture. How dare I want to relax.
IDK, I agree with you for the most part, but I was still a bit disturbed by that statement.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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Welp that’s what happens when both parents have to go to work. I don’t need homework assignments for my kindergartener, I want to do other things with him in my free time

But go ahead and be disturbed. I know parents also aren’t supposed to want anytime to themselves either. That goes out the window once kids are in the picture. How dare I want to relax.
. If you don't agree with the curriculum of the school switch your child to a different school, one that is a better match for you. Like I said earlier if you are this upset about kindergarten homework, you are really going to struggle later when your family life revolves around homework, extra curricula activities and the school schedule. Maybe home schooling would be a good option for you.

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Old 09-19-2019, 05:01 AM
 
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Any further bickering and the thread will be closed. Let's all try and get our points across in a more respectful way, as thread is heading downhill....Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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My kids are in 5th and 6th grade now. If I remember correctly homework in Kindergarten was no more than 30 minutes at the most. If you get them in the routine now, it won't be so hard in the higher grades. My kids finish their work in class and have minimal homework at the moment.
30 minutes! That sounds outrageous to me - and how much does that go up every year?

When I was a kid homework certainly didn't start in kindergarten - the most was "preparing" for show and tell. Certainly my parents never inquired or helped me do any homework either - that was 100% on me.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:52 AM
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For those saying the comment about it being something she and the DH have to do is a problem or that the kid is supposed to do it, my 5 year old in Kinder only knows like 10 sight words and his name. He cant read the instructions on his homework. So after i work 14 hours a day i have to sit with him for 30-45 minutes and do homework after dinner. Then its bedtime. The 30-45 minutes of homework doesnt affect his whole day but for me, the parent, thats the only time i would have been able to relax all day. He doesnt know enough to work independently yet.

Also, this week was the first week of full homework. He has a reading log for ELA (which is fine because we read daily anyway), a math packet which consists of counting, writing numbers, matching numbers etc, and a science packet. There are about 6 pages in each packet. 2 pages a night, plus sight word practice. And at 5 years old he already runs away to avoid homework. Thats sad to me.

We also go a notification on our class message board that "some parents did not return the reading log for last week. Please remember, homework is a grade". Homework in Kindergarten is a grade. I didnt even know there were grades in kinder. My children are doomed
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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For those saying the comment about it being something she and the DH have to do is a problem or that the kid is supposed to do it, my 5 year old in Kinder only knows like 10 sight words and his name. He cant read the instructions on his homework. So after i work 14 hours a day i have to sit with him for 30-45 minutes and do homework after dinner. Then its bedtime. The 30-45 minutes of homework doesnt affect his whole day but for me, the parent, thats the only time i would have been able to relax all day. He doesnt know enough to work independently yet.

Also, this week was the first week of full homework. He has a reading log for ELA (which is fine because we read daily anyway), a math packet which consists of counting, writing numbers, matching numbers etc, and a science packet. There are about 6 pages in each packet. 2 pages a night, plus sight word practice. And at 5 years old he already runs away to avoid homework. Thats sad to me.

We also go a notification on our class message board that "some parents did not return the reading log for last week. Please remember, homework is a grade". Homework in Kindergarten is a grade. I didnt even know there were grades in kinder. My children are doomed

I think itís sad too. Instead of instilling a love of learning, theyíre already killing it. Too much. Also think it devalues family time.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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Heís there from 8am to 2pm. He actually likes homework at the moment. I think it makes him feel important that he has something to do.
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Welp thatís what happens when both parents have to go to work. I donít need homework assignments for my kindergartener, I want to do other things with him in my free time

But go ahead and be disturbed. I know parents also arenít supposed to want anytime to themselves either. That goes out the window once kids are in the picture. How dare I want to relax.
So, he's enjoying it and finding it beneficial. Why not encourage him, instead of looking at it like it's cramping your style?
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