Hi Everyone. My DH and I went to our ds parent teacher interview yesterday (he started prep in Qld this year). I feel disappointed after being there and am wondering if anyone on eb felt the same and how results changed for you.
Firstly I like DS's teacher, but she does seem a bit of a scatter brain when I see her at school in the mornings - seems like she's always rushing around. I help out in the classroom one day a week and she's better with he kids and does explain stuff properly to them.
At the interview, DH came along. DH is 120kg bodybuilder so he looks intimidating to some (well maybe a lot) of people. I must say he is the biggest gentle giant you could ever meet. The teacher chatted to him when we got there, her borther in law is my hubby's chiropractor so she seemed fine with dh.
Anyway, she starts going through how ds is going with counting/writing numbers etc then dh asks "is that our son's worksheet'. Teacher says 'yes', but dh points out that it had someone else's name on it!!!!! She had a totally different student's notes and worksheets. So she goes and grabs ours - which were not nearly as good. She showed us how he didn't understand and didn't have a clue about what was supposed to e done. Other things she said was that he is the class clown and needs to settle in class and not be distracted so easily. All fair enough comments and I will be working on him with his maths at home. She seemed even more flustered after realising her mistake and I think dh made her more nervous.
When we left, dh said no wonder our son did the worksheet wrong - as the teacher made dh confused! When we got home we gave a similar worksheet to ds adn explained it thoroughly and he did it perfectly. I am now wondering if I should meet with the principal? Should I be concerned or just let it pass as it is so early in the first year at school? Did your ds/dd settle down, pay more attention and get the jist of things better/easier as the year went on?