I hope you guys are well.
I’ve been missing in action and it’s due to my wonderful powers of procrastinating, lack of ambition, and finally my computer crashing (even though there were warning signs for several months that something was awry in the system, I chose to…I’ll give you one guess…If you said, procrastinate, then you would be correct). Plus, I’ve been dealing with the fact that my daughter’s 1st grade teacher left after teaching for a month and her replacement didn’t seem to keen on picking up where she had left off. In fact, my daughter was constantly coming home without her sight words for the week or knowing the lessons needed to complete the homework assignments. My instincts kept telling me to do something, speak up. I voiced my concerns with the principal and vice principal of the school.
“Let’s give the new teacher some time to catch up.”
Every day I felt this weight getting heavier and heavier.
“Let’s give her a week.”
I felt the stress building up. I didn’t want to let my daughter down. After all, this is her education and it does start from the beginning, especially now with the common core standards in place. New words and mathematical strategies are being introduced to our children every day. So, if they’re not learning these very important lessons NOW, then they can’t continue to the next grade. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when my daughter and I had to go online and learn how to do the new math strategies, that should have been taught in class on that particular day, but weren’t, in order to complete her homework assignment.
“Time’s up lady!”
I’m not saying that I have a problem teaching my daughter because I don’t. I am her first teacher, her advocate (like her Kindergarten teacher told me), but she’s also going to school for a reason. Right?
Yesterday morning, the weight was lifted off my shoulders when I called the school for an update and was informed that my daughter was happily in her new class, with her new teacher.
Goodbye October, hello November.
Take good care all.
Until next time…