DS started kindergarten this year and has about 10 minutes of assigned reading every night (sight words and short sentences). However, his teacher also sends home a weekly newsletter with what the class will be learning that week and asking the parents to go over this material at home as well. This includes "amazing words" (vocabulary), new sight words (plus review of those already learned in previous weeks), numbers (plus review of previous week), alphabet letter(s) of the week, and writing practice.
I feel like this is a stupid question...but how do I get through all of that material every week? I'm not thrilled there is homework at all at this age, but that's another story. I'm just wondering what other parents do. Do you do reading/writing/vocabulary/sight words every day, break it up, or just do what seems most important or what your child seems to need most help/practice with?
So far, we've been managing to do his assigned reading every night, and occasionally something else like writing letters to Grandma instead of doing forced writing practice, or naming letters on signs as we walk around the neighborhood.