Students are required to read Monday through Thursday. Their reading log must be marked for students to receive credit. I will send a book home on the weekend if a student wants to read over the weekend, but it is not mandatory.
Reading should not require more than 20-30 minutes a day. Please don't limit them if they want to keep reading.
A good amount of research has been conducted on the topic of homework. There are far more important things that take place in a childs life to increase learning than redundant homework. I would rather you have a great coversation about a story that has been read than frustration over math or reading passages.
If additional work comes home as "homework", it simply means that work was not completed in a timely manner and need to be completed quickly and returned to school as soon as possible.