curriculum

@sql_cell (1429)
Indonesia
October 1, 2012 8:10pm CST
My son's 4th grade. The subject matter in the 4th grade, I think is very difficult, and too much. The curriculum now, very heavy for elementary school children. I do not know if other parents feel the same as me or not. I do not know if in other countries, as well as implementing the same curriculum as Indonesia?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Oct 12
I don't know about everyone else but my daughter is in first grade science and she is already learning about the water cycle, evaporation and cloud formation. I did not learn about all of that until I was in about 5th or 6th grade, maybe even older than that! I was completely shocked by it. She is doing great with it, thank God but it sure did surprise me.
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@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
Yes. My son also learned that, in grades 1. Surprisingly, such a young boy, has had to master a complicated thing. I was quite relieved, my son was able to learn, although to be explained over and over.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
I feel the same way too but now I send my kids to learn in a private course it help them so much to understand the materials of the subject maybe you can do that too
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
I do not want to burden my children, by taking private lessons. Every day, my son barely have time to play. I do not want to make my son became depressed.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi sql-cell I am way past that m yself but I see these little 4th graders with carts to move their school books and I am wondering what on earth they are teaching them that requires so many heavy books? I think they are pushing the kids way too fast,"I am here in the US and I do not know about other countries for the fourth grade.
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
Many children become stressed. Because, they are forced to continue to learn, and understand the lessons.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
hi, here in my country they have now a new curriculum especially in the elementary level,they add another level from grade six they added another level which is grade seven,so thankful because i already done to study but of course i still have niece and nephew that will encounter that.
@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct 12
I am not surprised to hear that. I also find that today the subjects for the children are much more difficult than before. Even if we have checked our son's homework everyday. But sometimes there are still some mistakes I don't know what to say. You have to be quite careful to do the homework. The questions are so tricky.