S0. I have a bunch (5ish) blogs floating around in my head that need to escape onto "paper," but, I haven't posted for awhile. We have been busy (aren't we always) and...I just haven't posted. So..that's the drought...
Now for the Frustration:
We went to Meet The Teacher Night at the school last night. Hated it. First, we went to C's classroom. The teacher didn't even welcome us or give us direction on what to do. She just sat and chatted with her student teacher, as if us and the other parents in the room didn't exist. Then...one of the things I had to fill out for C contained these questions: Does he know all his colors? DUH! Can he visually recognize all 26 letters of the alphabet? Double DUH! Can he read this sentence: "The girl and boy sat." Triple DUH! Can your child count to 30? Quadruple DUH! Please have your child read these numbers: 56, 17, 82, etc.. WHO ARE WE KIDDING? These are really the requirements for 1st grade? C was sooooooo bored last year and isn't excited about this year and was even less so after last night. Can we say "homeschool?"
Then...we went to K's classroom. Once again...no introduction, no welcome, no instruction. We just dropped off school supplies and walked around on our own while she talked to other teachers, etc in the hall. The good news is that two of K's really good friends are in that class. She is actually in the ESL class: I don't yet know if that is good or bad...good that the class size is much smaller. Bad if they have to go slower to accommodate those with limited English. Another "homeschool" ?
DH and I were just not impressed. The odd thing is that I got lots of opinions from their last year's teachers, from the principal, from other teachers/substitutes and I went up at the end of the year and talked to the teachers myself and these are the ones that I requested! UGH! I am friends with the principal and she also said that these are best teachers for my kids. Both DH and I are about ready to homeschool now. It is just so late to get started. Maybe it is the best for our kids. Right now it is another thing to worry about until we figure it out.
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