Reasons for gratitude on the day the teacher emails half a dozen times in 24 hours, calls home once, and sends the kid to talk to the school guidance counselor:
- The teacher emails and calls when the kid is having trouble.
- The teacher responds to email replies and returned calls by providing additional information and suggestions.
- Tee copies me on every correspondence with the school (and I do the same for him) even when the teacher forgets.
- The school has a guidance counselor on staff who has time for kindergartners
- My kid has a whole team of caring adults supporting him.
- Next year, he will have a different teacher.
- At the end of the school day, he can run off all that accumulated talking-to and think-iness at Chicken School.
- Grandma makes a veggie lasagne and pulls it hot out of the oven as soon as we walk in the door.
- At bedtime, Bug stumbles across his first word search in the coloring book he brought to bed. Fascinated, he looks for the correct adjacent letters then draws his brown crayon around the words, “hunt,” “movies,” “safety,” and “tell.” He sounds out each letter, following along with the key at the top of the page.
- After books and songs and cuddles, Bug presses his face into mine, kissing my cheeks sideways. He giggles twice then rolls over and falls fast asleep.
2 thoughts on “Happy 100 Days: 97”
I am so glad for his support system, and especially for Chicken School. We are also utilizing a tremendous support system at B’s school; teachers, counselor, principal. You are not alone, you are a fantastic mother.
Working in in a public policy area within higher ed, I now follow the trends in education much more closely. I see how unfairly distributed such resources are (guidance counselors, good student/teacher ratios, quality teachers). I am thankful every day for the web of support Bug has. I also want to keep finding ways to make sure that support is available for all our kids.