I'm a first time school age mom, so maybe times have really changed since I was in kindergarten. Is it just me, or are kids doing A LOT in kindergarten? DS has a science project due on poster board on the water cycle. He had a science diagram quiz on plant life. He has weekly spelling words (six words). He's in a computer skills course where they actually learn how to use the keys correctly. Memorizing decent length poems. The rest I'm okay with, social studies test on people in our community, Bible quiz on Noah and the Ark, language arts writing lower and upper case letters, blends, etc.
I took a break from going over his homework last night and just had him do it before school. Geesh, it just seems like a lot. Is it just me?