I'm going in to talk to the teacher tomorrow morning about how misled I feel regarding the program. The assistant principal backed out of the meeting.
Before I go, I wanted to know a little more about what a true
6-9 classroom looks like, so I know just how discrepent this class is.
- How many small group lessons would one expect per day in a 6-9 classroom?
- How many individual lessons per day/week?
- By week 5 in a school year, if children are on a work plan, should they have a choice of works in a given area? For example: Ds's work plan for Math says "10 problems from the Math area." When I asked him what this was, he said money. I'll ask tomorrow, but he says he hasn't done anything with beads or a bead frame or addition strips. Is this typical? In contrast, Language has 2 things - "Noun poster" and "Fishbowl 1."
I wish I understood the 6-9 progression better.
Since the time I requested the meeting and now, I can see the teacher has been making modifications based on what I addressed in my email. She sent home some "reflection" pages for behavior if there is a warning or a problem. She still does the Green, Yellow, and Red apples, though. And on Friday, she sent ds home with a store-bought, cellophane-wrapped brownie. The class got them as treats for being good. Argh! I guess that's her way of trying, but I think she's still missing the mark.