I am not a believer in children spending hours on homework every night. Each child should have some downtime in the evening to relax, an opportunity to play or enjoy family time, and a time for finishing any assignments that are due.
Your child should have around 40-45 minutes of homework each night (10 minutes per grade-level). Here is what this homework time could look like:
– Reading their At-Home reading book (and logging their time read)
– Studying spelling words for their test on Friday (or Thursday if Friday is a holiday)
– Studying for an upcoming test or quiz in French
– Completing an assignment on Google Classroom
Please remember that school age child need time to socialize and build their play skills more than anything else. This is much more beneficial to the classroom environment and to the development of your child as a well-rounded individual. Your child’s development goes well beyond the scope of academics. At the end of the year we want students to be able to learn well, socialize well, solve their own problems and be responsible citizens.