Too much, too young?
Maybe I’m wrong but I think at the tender age of 4, Zander is too young to get homework. Not homework even but work that he needs to know, so that he can be assessed for his school report.
Monday he needed to learn parts of his body. Not the average, hand, head, feet, toes parts. No the fine detail of ear lobe, foot sole … stuff like that.
For today he had to learn colours and shapes (which I don’t actually have a problem with)
For Friday though, he needs to be able to recite a rhyme and then come and tell a story.
He got a piece of paper with all the detail of what he needs to learn.
Now learning, I don’t have a problem with. Learning this at school in a playful atmosphere, I don’t have a problem with. But sending it home as ‘homework’. … I don’t know. I just think it puts too much pressure on a FOUR year old.
Maybe in Grade R or Grade 1 or even the last year of pre-school but he is not there yet!