That is what I feel with regards to the lessons being taught to my first grader.
Alex has this on and off colds due to the unpredictable weather that we have been experiencing. The chocolate stock that we have does not help because my girls have a sweet tooth (just like mom) and they take a bit of those every after meal, aggravating the colds a little. Oh, plus the busy weekends that we have.
The colds took a toll on her last Monday and I decided not to send her to school. I thought she will not miss much on a Monday since there is a school rule that exams on a Monday is a no-no as Friday is a no assignment day. There were really no exams. But I forgot that there can be seatworks. To my surprise, they tackled multiplication tables 6 and 7 last Monday. Yesterday, they tacked tables 8 and 9. Today, there was a quiz on tables 6 and 7 plus a long test in Reading. Tomorrow there is a long test in Language. I am hyperventilating.
I was not able to review Alex because 1)I do not know how the teacher taught the lesson to them and I do not want to teach another technique which might confuse Alex. Being absent, she does not know the way it was taught either. 2)I went to the wake of our friend priest, who presided our wedding ceremony and was so stressed out by the commute from south to north.
I may be over-reacting but I just feel that these Math lessons are waaaaaaaay too advanced for a six-year-old kid. In my time, I studied these things when I was in grade 3, if my memory serves me right. But that is the way it is. Whether I like it or not, I have to help my daughter with this Math lesson as it will be included in their 2nd periodical exams next week. Yes, next week! That means stress-week again!
Oh God, please shower me with lotsa patience and time!