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January 13, 2006

Testing, Testing!

Son came home with not one, but TWO tests today. In addition to his spelling test, which he aced, he also took a math unit test! And yes, he did just take a math test the other day! Anyway, he got an A on the math test.

But here's my question: isn't this a bit much for a first grader? This week he had two math tests, a spelling test, a reading test, and a vocabulary test. Tonight he came home with two new stories he has to read in his reading book, new spelling and vocab words, and four pages (front and back) of math homework! It must be an "off" weekend, because he didn't bring home a Ziploc bag full of half a dozen extra books he'd have to have read by Monday.

I am not kidding about any of this either. But he has homework every night of the week, every weekend. The homeschooling mothers in my church can't believe a first grader has homework in the first place.

I'm glad it's a three day weekend for Son, he going to need it, as I played "RoboMom" tonight and told him he's got to rest and do exactly as I tell him if he wants to get rid of this cold. He can rest in between math papers, I suppose.

I just want to tell his teacher to place those math sheets up her posterior.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 05:06 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Thank you for adding more fuel to my "I am SO going to home school my child" bonfire.

Posted by: Brian B at January 13, 2006 05:26 PM

When I first moved to FL, my cousin's friend's child had homework - in KINDERGARTEN! Yet our schools continue to rank low in the nation.

I'm definitely thinking private school, but we'll see what actually happens B. and B. to school age. Other things I've heard about our public school system are NOT in their favor. For example, a survey of student's sexual habits. I'm sorry, but if my kid is being surveyed about his/her sexual habits, I want to know about it beforehand. And this was middle school or high school kids. Still...

Posted by: junebee at January 13, 2006 09:22 PM