homework and academics
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|Thu, 04-10-2003 - 8:56am|
All of a sudden, he's down to two sheets a night, and doing super-simple counting and phonics again. I sent a suggestion to the teacher that he could do more; her response was that she didn't want him to feel negative about schoolwork, and that homework is about reinforcing old ideas: not about pushing toward new academic goals.
Now I certainly don't want to overdo the academics. But if he was doing fine, and I, at least, see no sign that he's feeling academically overwhelmed, why the slowdown? What are your opinions? (I know we can push him a bit at home, and we do -- but I'm curious about the school thing because he'll have the same teacher next year, and I wanna figure this one out!)