Thinking ahead to next year (6th grade). My kids always seem to have the most homework on the evenings when they have the most activities. The ones that are assigned in advance, we do in advance (spelling is done on the prior weekend), but most of the work is assigned the day before it's due. So we have days when it's extremely hectic and we still don't get go bed until very late. This past Monday was 12:30am. Then other days they literally have no assigned responsibilities the whole evening.
Would it be weird to talk to next year's teachers about this?
If it's a "suck it up buttercup" thing at this age, perhaps I could ask for special consideration for my kid who needs more time to finish assignments?
I'm looking into having my eldest tested (by the public school) for learning problems, but I don't know what the timing of that is likely to be. This is a Lutheran school, so while they do work with some kids having IEPs, I don't think they are required to accommodate - they can say you can leave if this school isn't for you. However, I don't think the teachers are jerks, so maybe they would work with us ....
Anyone done similar in the past at a similar grade level?