Kindergarten Homework Letter
Thank you for your concern in your child homework load.
The purpose of this letter is to bring up to the school attention that Kindergarten children are spending more than 40 min doing homework each day. And to ask that they put into practice what was promised in the School Student Handbook.
Kindergarten: 20 min of reading, conversation and review. No additional homework.
If we speak up and work as a team we will have the school we desire for our children.
Feel free to share with other kindergarten parents that are also concerned about this matter.
Thank you for your participation!
Here is the letter to the school:
Home - Work
We are a group of parents from Kindergarten that are concerned about the homework load that is being sent out each day to our children.
One of the reasons we decided to join this school was because in the presentation at Best Day Ever it was guaranteed by the school that the amount of homework was not going to be excessive and that if the child could not finish the homework in the specified time for their age the parents should let the teacher know.
During the first 3 weeks of school we have watch with concern how our children struggle to finish their homework. It takes them more than 40 min to finish not including the struggle to actually sit them down and concentrate and also not including any reading. This is generating in the children a rejection toward the school.
In the school student handbook the amount of time for Kindergarten is only 20 min of reading, conversation and review. No additional homework. All we are asking is for this to be the reality.
We thank you in advance for understanding and for taking the time to review the homeworks sent out.
From the school student handbook:
"Kindergarten: 20 min of reading, conversation and review.
If your child is consistently having a difficult time finishing homework assignments in the allocated time, then please notify your teacher. Homework may need to be modified for certain students. Teachers are very willing to modify assignments if they are made aware of the problem."