I know this is totally off topic, but my anxiety is OUT of control!!! I'm really losing it here! My 5 year old granddaughter (who lives with us) started kindergarten 9 weeks ago (just got her 1st report card and is doing well). They started sending homework about
the 3rd week of school. It was pretty easy to get her to do all of it until now. They had a full week to do 4 book "reports" where they draw their favorite part of the books that were read to them that week (they originally asked us to read them one book per night, which seemed fine), one "math" page per week... counting things in the house, such as forks and spoons, and one page where you cut pics out of magazines of words that start with the letter of the week, then they have to use "brave writing" to try to spell the word. Well, we barely were getting her to finish up all of it by due day of Wednesday. Keep in mind, none of this is work that can be done by the child without help from an adult...
Now, they aren't sending it home until Fridays, and they are asking us to read 4 books a day, having her do SIX book reports, 2 math papers, and 2 "first letter" papers, and a handwriting page, all due by Wednesday. I almost passed out when I
opened her homework folder. We have been "working" on this for about
2-1/2 hours, and we are not even close to halfway done. My hubby took her to the store with him before I totally flipped. If things weren't bad enough, she spends about
half her time at her dad's house. He was all "gung-ho" in the beginning helping her, reading to her, and helping her with the book reports, math pages, etc. when it was "his week". The last time he sent her home he hadn't helped her do ANYYHING, and hadn't read any books to add to the reading log. So she went back to school the next day, and got a big (?) on her papers that weren't completed. This is HIS weekend, and he is allowing us to take her to a family party tomorrow, in return for getting to keep her until next Thursday. Soooooooo, her homework will be due while he has her, and she still has 6 book reports and a math page left to do. We ALL work, so she goes to after-school care until about
5PM each day, and has to go to bed early to get up at 6am.
Is it just me?????? or are these people crazy????????? She's five.... I just don't get it. This is kindergarten. UGH!
By the way, this is not helping my anxiety.. LOL!
"It's a jungle out there....."
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
"Turn this car around... I'm goin' back..."