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Do your elementary school kids have science every day, or do they "cover science" through themes?
I'm really frustrated that 5 months into the school year, I still haven't seen a single science topic covered. According to the school's curriculum, science and social studies are covered through "themes" throughout the school year. I am just not seeing anything coming home that shows that they even discussed a science theme much less actually learned something scientific. The school test scores in science (tested in 5th grade, 8th grade, and 10th grade) are atrocious. It just seems that a major portion of the problem is their lack of science curriculum in the elementary school years. The kids spend more time in music (a 30 minute class everyday) than they do in science, and it seems backwards to me.