This is our first year at a charter school/public school. I know that it’s not the same as a regular public school but it’s definitely not the schooling that I had when I was growing up. It just seems like a lot. They spend all day at school and this is an extended 6 hour day for Kindergarten. Our situation is different because we have speech therapy twice a week and an online website called Hear Builders to practice 45 minutes a week. However, the school has tutoring an hour a week, iReady which is an online program with 45 minutes math and 45 minutes reading a week. Just yesterday, they sent us a letter for another online tool called IXL for 30 minutes a week. And of course there is homework every night.
Does this seem like a lot or is it just me? I understand “global economy” and that times have changed…but wow. If they have to do so much in order to stay “competitive” or just keep up with the curriculum then maybe the curriculum needs to change. Maybe it’s just me…Maybe it’s just Mommy Burnout?