Calling all teachers! Or parents of athletes
My DD is a gymnast. She trains 15 hours a week. This was not an issue this year as she is only in 1st grade, so homework was minimal at best. Next year though is a BIG jump in homework. 2nd grade was an adjustment for my older two and they are stellar students. Once she gets to 6th grade (assuming she is still active in gymnastics at that point) the middle school will work with me on her schedule to make sure that her study hall is at the end of the day followed by PE so that she can leave school early, since her massive amount of gym time can be used for her PE credits.
I'm curious to know if you as a teacher are willing to work with homework schedules or if you as parents have found that teachers are pretty accommodating. I am not asking for her to be able to turn in work late, I would NEVER do that. But I am considering asking her teacher next year if she would be willing to give DD all of her homework each Friday for the next week instead of nightly. That way she can work on it over the weekend while she isn't training. Of course there will be some things we will still have to do nightly like spelling words, reading for 30 minutes, etc. I'm just talking the vocab worksheets, spelling packets, math sheets, etc.
Of course if the teacher won't then we will have to make it work, I'm just nervous about even asking.