Amount of homework in primary grages
My oldest DS is in 2nd grade. In 1st grade, he had 1 homework sheet about 3X a week. Any work not completed in class was sent home on Friday to be completed and returned the following week.
The first few weeks of 2nd grade, he was having one worksheet per night, either reading or math. On Monday, the teacher sent home a letter stating that she was dramatically increasing the homework now that the children are settled in. She is sending home work on Monday that is to be worked on all week and returned on Friday, in addition to sending home 2 to 4 worksheets a night. This is a DRAMATIC increase. This week it's taken my 8 y.o. son at least an hour a night to do homework.
Is this jump normal in 2nd grade? Have others of you had the same experience? Thanks in advance.