My nine year old just changed schools from one montessori to another and this new one seems very heavy on textbooks/workbooks. I think all the stuff in his main class is out of these books, and he has TONS (most nights 2+ hours) of homework, which is mostly workbook stuff. He also has spelling (every weekend has to put his 12 words in alphabetical order, look them up and write down the first two definitions, and a sentence for each -- which is like 4 hours each weekend). I'm kind of freaking out because he has always loved school before and I'm scared that's a thing of the past. :(
ETA: He's in third grade.
Edited by rubidoux - 9/20/12 at 8:47pm