Tuesday, September 16, 2008

3rd grade sucks...

yea, you heard it here first...
4 hours of homework...
math is NOT my forte... long live Liberal Arts!!
Once again I feel as though I am doing the preteaching prior to teaching being done... this kills me as a professional...
I have scheduled a parent teacher conference to head any bad karma off at the pass..
Lady is deliberate in how she studies...
she wants to please...
She is smart but like her mama it takes a while to get it to sink in....

I explain what is what to my mom... another tax payer in our school district of what I see is going on, what my lovely Lady G explains to me...
her response?? "are you going to run for school board?"
my response to that... "only so I can become vice president some day... and because I can see Mexico from my backdoor"

Hopefully we can all work together to get Lady G where she can knock off homework in an hour... and still have time to learn to climb a tree, rollerblade down a hill, whistle really loud with 2 fingers and write silly poems in her journal..... isn't that what being a 3rd grader is about?

5 comments:

Alli said...

I feel your pain...my 3rd grader would often have much more homework than my 6th grader who was in a GIFTED class last year.

Not too bad in 4th.....they are pretty even on the homework!

twulynnwilson said...

I'm sorry!!! Poor thing!! for me-that was 4th grade and I hated it!! But it did get better after that. Thank goodness she has you to help her with the homework!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Been there done that! Just keep in mind it does get better. Let your concerns be known to the teacher and make sure he/she works with you. Good luck :)

Kristine B. said...

That's waaay too much. I'm on the other end of things at the moment. My 3rd grader's homework is waay too easy and she comes home and gets it done in 10 min. We just had a parent-teacher conference and she wants us to pursue having her tested for TAG. NOT to brag or anything like that, but I keep thinking..."My kid really isn't that smart--maybe they're just comparing her to the 90% of the kids in her school who are hispanic and can't read and write too well...Hmmmm"
Well, we DO want her to be challenged, so we ARE going to go ahead and pursue that option, but if it EVER got to be 4 hours of homework--FORGET IT!!! A kid NEEDS to be a KID for heaven's sake!! Good luck to ya =)
xx

**AngieA said...

You are not alone. so, far 3rd grade has been okay for DD but, I knew I was in trouble when without prompting her teacher sends home the answers to her nightly homework so moms and dads won't be lost! Last week she declared, "it's official they have sucked all the fun out of school this year, mom"!