If Smithtown parents find themselves confused and second guessing their child's homework, school officials are offering an opportunity to learn more about new Common Core curriculum.
More than 700 Smithtown parents signed up for the district's Parent University on Wednesday, where educators explained changes being made to the English language arts curriculum under the implementation of Common Core Learning Standards, Times of Smithtown reports.
The children are overwhelmed. The curriculum is so intense, it's insane," said Stacey Trebing to Times of Smithtown, a parent frustrated with the implementatation of the Common Core modules.
Jennifer Bradshaw, assistant superintendent for instruction for the Smithtown school district, said the Smithtown schools adopted the state's Common Core modules to prepare students for the state exams and to meet the new standards. She encouraged parents to hang on through the time of transition with hope things will improve.
The district will be holding a second class on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m to discuss the new math curriculum for K-5 students. Registration is now open on the district's website.