Thread to gather advice and observations about U.S. elementary education from experienced parents. What are the things you now know and wish had known earlier. What are some of the things missing or lacking in U.S. elementary schools that parents can fill in at home. Anything you wish to share about: language arts, math, science, parent-teacher conference, art, music, gifted and talented, standardized testing, bullying, child making friends, reading, writing ... Sponsored Ad: $5 Black Friday Deal. 1-Hr Online Coding Class for Kids and Teens ages 8-18.