How can I approach the teacher without bugging her?
DS is gifted. I mean this literally, he was tested in NYC and landed in the 96th percentile for the city (including Manhattan, brooklyn, queens, etc). He started reading books at 4, spells, math, months etc. He had great early education in the college I attended in New York, all the teachers had masters and it was a 3:1 ratio.
I know this type of one on one education isn't possible in public school and I also know that kids are all at different rates... Because of his level, he was placed in a K/1 class (mixture of kindergartners and 1st graders). That being said, I feel like his education is lacking there. They are going over money, days of the week, months, seasons, etc. He knows all this. He is bored. His homework he brings home consists of this: Monday- write the letter H 5 times, Tuesday- write your name 5 times, Wednesday- write the letter G 5 times, etc. He does his week of homework within 10 minutes on Mondays.
I know that kindergarten is about social interaction and I'm trying to tell myself this, but I also feel like he is above and beyond this work because he had such great early education and is pretty sharp.
Should I ask the teacher for extra home work? Should I let it go and try not to focus on it? I'm very confused about what to do... Thoughts?
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