popscube said:I give homework in first grade, but only one sheet that should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes and only twice a week. The other nights I'd like to see kids reading (or being read to). It gives the parents a chance to see what their kid is doing and teaches them a little bit of responsibility.
Sorry to jump in, just seemed to need a teachers perspective. Teachers are busy but that is no excuse to not responding to parents.
My daughter brought home big packets of homework in Kindergarten, it was really a bit excessive. Every day of the week, she did more homework last year than my older children. Maybe it paid off though, she is a decent reader and does well.