DD is in the same pre-school class she was in last year. We started a new daycare last year and I they put DD in an older class so they wouldn't have to move her again in a few months. The teacher is the same that she had last year. The students who left for kindergarten last year seemed ready. Some were reading, their writing was pretty good, they did a great performance for their holiday show and graduation. DD was coming home with homework about 3 times a week and was practicing her letters. Some of the older children showed me what their homework was and they were doing some journals and other creative activities.
This year DD gets homework maybe once a week and it's to color the pictures that start with a certain letter. I never see her practicing her writing and when she does it looks like she might be getting sloppier. Their holiday show was horrible. I asked DD if they were practicing, last year they practiced for weeks, and it wasn't until maybe 2 weeks before the show that she said they were doing anything. The teacher said the kids weren't into it so she had them sit in a circle and sing if they want. They sang pretty well so I'm not sure why she couldn't get more out of them. Last year they faced the parents, had a few dance moves and instruments. Their graduation was really nice too and I'm worried that DD won't get to put on much of a show.
I've started working with her more at home with writing and sight words, but I'm kind of annoyed that I send her to preschool where they seemed to be doing alot last year, and now it's really lacking, she should be able to play and relax at home because she's learning at school. The owner has basically made DD's teacher the director. The owner is there in the morning, but most questions I have she directs to me DD's teacher, even questions about my younger son. I'm not sure how to politely ask why isn't my child learning anything and why has instruction seem to have declined. WWYD?