I found out today that the ALL program my kids are officially signed up for uses "Investigations" Math. It's a conceptual based program that I think is TERRIBLE. I was part of a wave of parents who helped get Investigations out of our elementary school. It has taken Emma two years to recover from K-2 of Investigations. This year, Emma is actually now advanced in math.
We have some exceptional 5th and 6th grade teachers at my kid's elementary school and we don't use Investigations. We have until May 15th to submit the paperwork accepting or rejecting placement at Cherry Hill. Unfortunately, mine is already turned in. However, I think I could withdraw it and keep my kids at the regular elementary.
I feel so conflicted I could almost barf. I know I could supplement the kids with extra projects and neat things like that. I've heard from so many people of their kids getting overwhelmed with homework.
One woman told me her son had 2-2.5 hours of homework a night at the beginning of the school year.
The 3-4 program also seems different from the 5-6. So where I'm worried about putting Emma in, I feel less worried about putting Anson in.
I'm also concerned because the kids will be so disappointed, Wendell will be disappointed, my friend Allison will be disappointed when we don't carpool. I feel like, if I don't do this program I'm letting "Everybody" down.