What Can a Teacher Do in Ten Minutes?
I was doing some research at the SPS website and was going through elementary schools and was drawn to the length of day at them.
The majority of elementaries have a 6:10 hour/minute day. However, there are at least 12 that have a 6:05 hour/minute day while at least 5 have a 6:15 hour/minute day. (There are two that have an extra half-an-hour but they are schools under a transformation plan.)
I know you're thinking, "So how does 5-10 minutes really count?" Over a year, it adds up. What if your child had 5-10 minutes more of dedicated math instruction every day? Obviously, it must be a decision at a site-level. It might be of interest to ask your principal how the decision was made at your school.