Last Friday, Munchkin came home from school and proudly showed me a perfect Words of the Week test. We celebrated her accomplishment because she did practice and she did her best which is all we ever ask of her.
Yesterday we got an updated schedule of how the BBQ is going to work. The BBQ part is still at 5pm and then the open house part starts at 7pm. But the format of the in-classroom part is different from last year: the teacher will give a presentation about the daily actives in the class. This will happen twice, once at 7:05 and again at 7:30. I guess they want to limit the amount of one-on-one conversations with the teacher. Part of me understands, and the other part of me has to come up with a different plan. If the teacher doesn’t discuss these words, then hopefully there will be a time when parents can ask questions. One way or another I will find out where this word-thing is going.
My aggressiveness has softened a little after talking with Munchkin over dinner I hadn’t looked at the list yet so I asked Munchkin about her new word list and if it was any harder (she did say last week that she hoped they’d be harder so I’m not pushing her). She said “yes, a little bit” but the grade 2s were much harder.” I asked if she wanted those words in her list instead and she said that she’d like to stick with the easier words.
This week’s Words of the Week make me think that there is some sort of theme. I don’t have the list with me right now, but the ones I could remember are go and going.
A few comments on last week’s post got me thinking. Maybe having the Words of the Week be easier for her might be a bonus. This would allow her to focus her attention more on other things. Maybe it’s nice to have something not be a challenge is a good thing; a bit of a break for her little brain.
Guess we’ll see what the teacher has to say tonight. I can always schedule a meeting if we need to.