Actually, there are lots of things that drive me nuts about school systems. A friend from church was talking the other day about getting letters from the teacher complaining how their daughter was not focusing on her math facts and exercises. The parents were supposed to make her pay attention. The age of the child? Second grade. I asked the parents if she had any trouble working on other subjects. The predictable answer – no, she does fine with other topics. Enough said…don’t bother the child and let her explore what she’s interested in at this age.