Written By Sara
Sara is a single mom by choice to an over the top first grader, Will. She’s chronicling their ups and downs together and what she’s learning about herself at the same time.Read Her Blog "DIY"
Last Thursday should have been curriculum night at Will’s kindergarten. With all the upheaval in Toronto with the school board, it was cancelled. I won’t lie, when I got the note, I let out a little ‘woohoo’ because it was the same night as my platform tennis league and I didn’t want to miss it.
Then the day came and went and I started to get a little ancy about it. I understand where the teachers are coming from, so while I’m pissed at the situation, I get it. But, I want to meet his teacher. I want to know what is expected of him this year and how I can help him get there. I have met her for all of 30 seconds on the day I left him for Day One.
I have only heard amazing things about his teacher – so I don’t have concerns about her per se. I just want to meet her. I want to know who he is spending his days with. I’d love to know who his TA is that he goes on about. I specifically want to know if he should be able to print by this point (we are nowhere remotely close) or if he should be reading. I’d love to hear how she thinks he’s adapting to the class and if there’s anything I should be doing at home to help him succeed.
I JUST WANT TO MEET HER?!?!?
So I’m asking. Do I call the school and ask for a meeting or is this out given the current circumstances with the Board and the Government? Or should I simmer the hell down, relax and remember he’s in the second month of his school career? I don’t want to be ‘that mother’ but I also want to feel comfortable.
What do you think?
(Hope he concentrates this much in school!!!)