Can we start complaining yet? As I’m sure I’ve said before, I am conceptually in favor of homework, given that CPS has pretty short school days and big classes. I like to know what my kid is learning and whether he’s keeping up and I feel like all CPS probably need some one-on-one attention given the challenge of getting it during the day.
However. Yech. At least my son isn’t writhing in his chair any more. But I have a feeling the assignments will be longer and tougher this year. Not good for a slacker.
Yes, I know I always complain about his slacking and here is a perfect example. First night of school he tells me they need to bring in a bag with 5 items that represent things they like. He then proceeds to look downward to his art table and picks up the first 5 items he sees and finds a way to explain why he likes them. A pen. I like to draw. A nickel. I like money. A cartoon character cutout. I like that show. Etc. So he’s not a total slacker in that he was still intending to to the assignment. He just didn’t want to have to walk more than 8 inches to do so!
I’m cringing at the thought of 45 min per night at Edison. I am going to the school to protest, even though my child doesn’t attend school there.
I would say that those who are complaining about the curriculum so far to keep in mind that it’s only day 2. The first few weeks of school the kids will take the DIBELS reading test where the teacher can assess their skills. She/He also needs to get to know them and see what kind of work they can do. But then… I’d start the push for making sure that the entire class isn’t spending their day learning the alphabet, etc.
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