2012年4月9日月曜日

school is such a disappointment

Amy is not impressed with Grade 1.

She has been twice now.

For a whole 2 1/2 hours each time.

And she hasn't had any real study.

She hasn't had any homework.

She hasn't learnt any new complicated kanji characters.

Noone has taught her her times tables.

She hasn't even used her textbook yet.

She's very unimpressed.

School is such a disappointment.

She thinks she should try grade 2 or just go back to kinder if all they're going to do is play.

From Wednesday she will go until after lunch.

And she has high hopes she will learn something.

And I have high hopes she will learn some patience as there is at least half a year to go before she learns any kanji (and she knows most of the grade 1 kanji already anyway) and they don't learn their tables until grade 2....

Poor kid. She's got big sister envy.

And Meg?

She thinks it is grossly unfair that she isn't having Amy's cruisy start to the year.

School is such a disappointment.

3 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

poor kid!
Ebi-kun looked through his text books and declared them too easy lol.

Jane さんのコメント...

Although Japan does a good job of gradually teaching students and although they sometimes go overboard with expectations, there are a lot of times when the kids do seem to just be messing around. Especially for slightly gifted kids. One teacher was talking about how hard it was yesterday because it was the first time for the 2nd graders to stay until 6th period and it was a struggle to keep them occupied. I told her how when I was 5 in America we had full day at kindergarten. I wish there were advanced placement classes for kids like Amy and Ebi wo might be ready to learn more...

Perogyo さんのコメント...

Adorable!