Thursday, March 31, 2011
He has pretty much been raised in school and surrounded be teachers who thought he was the bees knees. T was always eager to come to school with me so he could sneak peaks into different classes and chat away with the teachers. it wasn't unusual for me to hear giggles coming down the hallway from him. Everyone welcomed him in like he was their own. We had to move before his first year of school and he was sad that he wouldn't be attending mommy's school. We worked over the summer so he was very prepared...I didn't want him to have any more anxiety then was needed. How can you go wrong with a Kindergarten teacher right? I don't think I've met a Kindergarten teacher who hasn't been bubbly, warm, and motherly...until this year.
Well, it hasn't been the year we had hoped it would be. T enjoys going to school most of the time but has now been asking if he can stay home because he doesn't want to go to school. As a mom and teacher, this just breaks my heart. School should be a place where children are excited and inspired. A place where they can grow, be safe, and challenge themselves. This has not been the case. I have already spoken with the principal about my concerns and little seems to have been done. I know that a teacher has a huge responsibility in the classroom and that there are WAY to many children in a classroom but I can't have my son upset about going to school.
Here is what I am thinking: I will ask if I can have a meeting with the principal and my son's teacher. I will state that my son is going to reading class late daily and is constantly in tears. This is not acceptable to me and I'd like to know what is going on and will be done to remedy this problem. Help!