Originally Posted by soapdiva
There seems to be some sort of trouble on the playground. The boys are diving into "teams" (yikes, makes me think of gangs) and they are fighting. DS says it is 12 (the others) against him and 4 others. The other team is hitting, kicking, etc. I ask him if he is scared and he says no. I *think* he enjoys the rough-housing until he gets hurt and then is upset. I've talked to the principal and she says she is going to find out what is going on. Sigh...
That sounds awful! I can't believe no-one has noticed it yet, if it is as he describes
Dd seems to be doing well...she seems to be getting the hang of the routine (teacher has their 'morning routine' posted when they come in the classroom), she likes singing every day while her teacher plays the guitar...gym is her favourite subject also
. Unfortunately, it's only two afternoons a week - is that fairly average? she brings home a book to read every night & we fill out a form to say that she has read for at least 10 minutes...when it's full she gets a star
:. It's not really a big deal, I guess, because that wasn't her reason for doing the reading every night until now that we are getting close to the end & she knows it's coming
I have a few reservations about her teacher, but he seems to be coming around a bit. He is new to the school & rather more formal & strict with things than our laid-back little school is used to. Apparently he gave the recess supervisor heck for ringing the bell a minute early once
! He has also spoken to a couple of moms to say that they 'need to let go' & make their kids be more independent
:. I'm surprised he hasn't said anything to me if this is the case, as dd is about the clingiest kid I've seen in her class
He has the class set up in three desk groupings & they each have a team name. They get points for things like sitting quietly & being ready for the next thing, etc. When they get to a certain # of points, they get to have some sort of free play time - well, I don't know if this was in the plan, but the first team to get it said they wanted to share with the rest of the class & so did the next - so that's probably how it will go now anyway
He is coming to realize what a great little community we have here with the Thanksgiving (Canada) lunch we are putting on tomorrow. We thought we might not be able to do it as the teacher who always organized it is gone now, but the parents have pulled together & it is happening! It seems to me we had about four parent volunteers on the day we did it last year - this year we have about 12 !! All the kids are looking forward to it - it should be fun!
Anyway, dd has seven
words this week for her spelling test on Friday: is, his, an, and, can, all, call. She is pretty confident on all of them, although I don't know how she has done with her other spelling tests - I guess I should ask her teacher (she says she did fine, but I don't know what that means)