we leave for school at 7:50 and at 7:42 my second grader couldnt tell me how many minutes till we leave! it seems like they arent teaching her shit! not only that but they have cut out 6 fridays per quarter this year! i dont want her going to our local schools but i dont have the time to home school. if i could get her into a montesouri school it would be better but that means a 10 mile drive twice a day! uhggg! i hate it!Answer Question
Answer by ecodani at 11:15 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
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Answer by CinderAmethyst at 11:20 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
Can you move somewhere with better schools? If you are in Chicago, I will be happy to help you navigate the system.
This is a great resource for finding schools: www.greatschools.org
The US average school day is about the lowest in the industrialized world; you can and should supplement and reinforce the learning that goes on in school: read together daily, practics math skills, draw clocks, etc.
Answer by rkoloms at 11:20 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
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Answer by mom2snsb at 3:03 PM on Jan. 20, 2010
we leave for school at 7:50 and at 7:42 my second grader couldnt tell me how many minutes till we leave!
That isn't a skill that most second graders are developmentally ready for. The can't subtract 42 from 50 in their heads yet and haven't mastered counting minutes on a clock. That is something she will learn around the second half of third grade.
Before you go spouting off about crappy schools, why not take a stab at using capital letters and punctuation. And if you aren't willing to drive 20 miles a day for your daughter's education I guess it's not that high of a priority.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jan. 20, 2010