The other day I went to clip my 3rd grade daughter's finger nails. I asked her why she keeps biting her nails. She told me that she bites them at school because she is bored. Her school does blended classrooms. She is in the 3/4 class. One teacher and 28 kids.
When she comes home from school, she does her homework right away. It is done neatly and accurately. She does what is asked. And not more. If there is extra credit, she won't touch it. This is the kid who just does exactly what is requested.
At school she is quiet and behaves herself. Never any issues. At our conference her teacher told us that she was delighted with her and that she adored my daughter. Hmm...
I get it that she is bored at school. School isn't exciting anymore. PE is once a week. Music is 2x. There is no art class unless incorporated into class work. Science class -- ha ha! -- part of class work. At recess, running is not allowed.
I'm scratching my head because we live in a community considered to have "top" public schools.
We cannot afford private schools. Sorry.
Assigning my daughter more work isn't going to happen. She just isn't that type to be challenged...I know she hates school and she just goes because that is "what we have to do."
We have been trying for the last few years to move to another school district that has a better public school system that focuses on extra curricular activities....but, it means a more expensive home. All the homes we have seen are either dumps that need an overhaul or are way out of our budget. It's been tough. Crossing our fingers that something nice in our budget will pop up. *sigh*