Today after the third day of homework this week that took over 2.5 hours I gathered all I had and reached out to the classroom teacher, the special ed teacher, the head of special ed, and he principal. In April the special ed teacher claimed Ryan, “did no homework during the week”. They have been trying to get us to do all the homework at night, slowly. It had been hell. So I started a log in mid April to EXACTLY what we did day by day. Tonight at the end of my rope I fired off this email.
I am reaching out to you all to open a discussion about the time it is taking for my son Ryan to do his homework. All year Ryan was given the accommodation of having the homework over the weekend to complete. We could break the homework into small sections and we had finally gotten to the point where we were no longer fighting with Ryan over homework. His younger brother was getting attention that he needed and as a family we felt our child was starting to succeed and we had a balance of work everyday.
Ms. B and Ms. V had decided to start phasing out weekend homework for Ryan so he would be like “everyone” else. As we all know Ryan is not like everyone else and has an IEP to back that up. With the addition of more homework at night our family life has become disrupted. My 6yo is getting less and less attention as the homework takes longer to complete. It is a trial and hard on not Ryan but us as a family. Ms Brooks said not to worry about homework but I am trying to teach my child a lesson in completing what is given to him.
Attached is a log of what we have been doing for homework and the time taken. The time has ramped up and is really affecting all of us. Please let us open a discussion on what we can do. Ryan’s TSS has offered to start his homework in class but Ms B and Ms. V were not receptive to the idea. I will try anything but this is absolutely not working.
I got a quick response from the principal that they were going to have a meeting about this. It for some reason sent my anxiety levels to eleven. Add the last minute jitters before Listen To Your Mother Philly and I am getting to be a bit of a wreck. Can’t I turn the special needs off till Monday…Please..