and she's reciting, in about 5 seconds, the list of 50 words that the kindergarteners are supposed to learn to sight read by the end of the year. both little tricks are actually pretty funny, but they make my heart sink. all i can picture is DD, so bored at school, that she's memorizing these things in an effort to entertain herself.
that, and she's complained that they do "baby math" at school.
i don't really have a question i think, i just feel like venting and maybe getting some advice or perspectives.
the math thing is easier to address i guess. i have talked to her teacher, and DD is supposed to be getting more difficult math, but she says it mostly isn't happening. and even when she has done math that is more advanced than her classmates (for example, adding when they were comparing numbers), it's still well below the level she's working at on her own at home. i was thinking that i could send a folder of work to school with DD so that she could do her own stuff while the other kids were doing their thing. does that sound reasonable?
as far as reading goes, that started off well... her teacher was really excited about how well DD read at the beginning of the year, but now DD tells me she mostly just reads alone, "because she doesn't need any help with the words."
i'm just starting to feel like, why is she there? to read on her own and do math well below what she likes to do? i don't want to homeschool, but i'm starting to feel like it's unfair to make her go.
her attitude fluctuates... some days she's super excited, some days she wants to stay home. i keep her home a lot, she missed 13 days in the first trimester, with more half-days where i took her home after lunch.
i plan to talk to the first grade teachers this spring and find out which one will offer her more in the classroom... but any ideas on how to get more work at her level right now?