Dd will be starting Grade 1 on Sept 5th. She says she's not looking forward to it as she will miss me being there all day
. Luckily, it's only 2 blocks away & she can come home for lunch every day if she wants to
. I think it's more likely that she'll decide she wants to stay with her friends instead. I'm not really too happy about that, but at least I know them all & it is such a small school (only 30 kids last year) that there aren't the schoolyard issues that develop at larger schools.What is your wish list for your child's first grade year?
That she learns to read! She is very close, but quite resistant to the learning process (gee, wonder where she got that from
That she likes her new teacher as much as she did her K teacher. I have heard she isn't as good, but I think it's more the issues with teaching 3 grades at once than personality.What sort of experience would you like to manifest for them (type of teacher, friends, etc.)
I would like for her to stand up for herself more with kids that aren't as considerate as she is. She has one friend that she says is 'mean' to her sometimes & I would like to help her learn how to deal with that (I'll have to figure it out myself first).Do you have any worries or concerns?
Just that she won't enjoy her time there & we'll have fights to get her out of the house every morning as we often did last year. Actually, she said she liked it once she was there, but it was the getting there that was the issue. Something for me to work on as much as her, I think.
I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's experiences and maybe getting some ideas for questions I don't even know to ask right now.