I teach middle school at a private school. The way we work is the kids had 6 classes each day and HW in every class Mon-Thurs. They're expected to spend around 20 min on HW per class, which is 2 hours. Some of the kids in the program to transition out get more work to get them used to a more typical setting since my school is remedial for learning disabled kids.On weekend, they get anywhere from 40 minutes-an hour of HW depending on their classes.
Thanks Melissa! I forgot to post my answer...I teach 4th grade. Our kids are give anywhere from 30-60 minutes of homework each night. They have to read 15 minutes and write in their journal every night of the week (and one day on the weekend). They also have a math assignment every night. Some kids may not use the whole hour (most don't because they are often given time in math to start their homework), however others take more time than that.We do talk to the parents at the beginning of the year about how to deal with those students who are struggling. In no way to we want homework to end up in a fit, so we do tell parents it's okay to stop them after a certain point. The parents just need to let us know. The kids are very used to it and do really well. Rarely do they have that problem.
I teach 8th grade math and I give anywhere from 10-20 minutes a night depending on the concept. I think it's important to practice what the learning goals are outside of the classroom, but because I consider it just practice, I don't grade my students' homework. I tell them it's like a sport, they aren't "graded" on their practice, it's a chance for them to celebrate what they are doing right and re-learn what they aren't understanding.
I teach 5th grade (math and science), and my partner and I give a total of about 30-50 min a night. I think it's reasonable, but of course there are come kids who just never have it, and some whose parents say it's too much.
I teach 4th grade, and due to a new initiative our school started last year, I don't give much homework. All kids in the school have to read 30 minutes a night, and I give them an additional 4 math problems that should take about 5 minutes to complete. They've got it easy!!
I teach 3rd grade and the students have about 40 minutes of homework a night. It includes math, spelling, reading and a reading log. Last year in 5th grade the students had about 60 minutes of homework. It included spelling activity, math, reading and reading comprehension. Love the new site! I follow your personal blog and now that I've found this one...woo-hoo! :)