Do you supplement your child's education at home or just leave it up to the school?
I was with some friend's and kids who go to my DD's school today. We were talking about the school. I'm extremely happy with her school. The children are in second grade.
One of the parents said that she's not happy with the academics and that she didn't want to home-school.
It's a charter school. It's very child-oriented. Offers a lot with being supportive. It's a huge community. Academic wise, it isn't like a public school. It's project-based. A LOT of projects that we're supposed to do with them at home. I love the projects. DD loves the projects. The only "real" homework she gets so far (school is entering it's third month in session) is one work sheet of math a week and her spelling words. It will get harder as the year progresses.
So, if you base it off of that and off the test scores. The academics are not that great. With everything else it offers, I felt that was something we could deal with when we chose the school. (They spend at least two hours a day outside either gardening or playing. I -love- that).
So, we supplement at home with our own worksheets, online games and and what not. We knew we had to do that when we chose the school.
I was just really surprised when she said that because my philosophy (and DH's) is that we should be supplementing at home anyway. Whether public, private or charter.
Do you supplement or just do the homework and that's it? I was just, I don't know, taken aback I guess.