I hate homework. And I hate school. And DD's kindy teacher exasperates me because she pretends that she believes in Tinkerbell and even when I talk to her, it takes about 10 minutes for her to turn that off and speak to me like an adult.
That aside! I want DD (6) to do well. I want to be a good mom and help her learn and support her but....homework everynight is stupid handouts. I loathe them. I am trying really hard to impart to DD that it's important that she always do her best work, and show her teacher what she is capable of but I am having a tremendously hard time taking all of these dittos seriously. It feels like busy work to me. But, I am sure that the teacher will tell me that DD is learning motor skills and other things from these dittos. I requested a conference to discuss her last report card, which was adequate (equivalent of b's across the board) and I'd love to bring up the homework.
Any ideas on how I can bring it up without getting shot down? I'm sure there's a kernel of worth in each worksheet. But I'd love to see more diversity in what they're asked to do at home.
Also, any advice on how I can approach homework in a healthier manner? Right now, I grin and bear it and tell DD it's important that she do her best. But in my head I am adding 'even on these stupid handouts!!!!!!!" I don't want to have a bad attitude about homework for the next 11 years. Help.