First my dd is in first grade and i find she is doing work that i wasnt doing til i was in 3 rd grade. Granted they are doing more and standards are higher but are they too high? For first grade they need to tell time, skip count, count money, do timed tests. Read of course but also speed read do sight words have timed tests on reading but able to.comprend what they read too. Homework is handwriting practice speed reading spelling words any math worksheets and reading for 30 mins a week. My dd goes.to.afterschool program that does the homework there. That goes til 530 my dd gets out at 3 so after snack and a small recess they start working at 330. There are alots of time i come in at 5 and dd is still doing work. If she comes home after school we can sit for an hour or.more doing work. This is way too much for a first grader.
My dd is stressed out she doesnt like school anymore and doesnt even want to talk about her day. No wonder kids are committing suicide. Im afraid by the time dd is in 5 th grade she isnt going to give a shit anymore and will be completely depressed and stress all because of.school pushing too much too hard. Im really worried about this. I talked to the teacher and she said theres not much she can do its what the state requires and she has to get her prepared for some test in 3 rd grade. She is upset about it too but her hands are tied. What can i do? Is this normal? My dd makes.good.grades but is stressed out.
on Apr. 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM