Originally Posted by LionessMom
sorry, but i meant it is supposed to be that long... but with DSD it takes twice as long b/c she doesnt even know her whole alphabet. she forgets the letters all the time.
I personally am appalled at the way kindergarteners are doing what was "first grade work" when I was little. Some kids are just NOT READY to read or write yet!
10 minutes per grade, with 5 for kindergarten, does sound about right to me (if there must be homework at all- personally I think kids shouldn't have homework at all until middle school.)
As for the half hour a night for a 5yo, when it "should be" 15 minutes, I think a talk with the teacher is in order. Let him/her know that the homework is taking too long and putting too much stress on DD. See if s/he has any suggestions- maybe s/he can give your DD less work, maybe you can do what you can in 15 minuts and not complete the rest, etc.