Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Progress Report

We met with Cameron’s teacher this past week for the routine conference. I really like his teacher, as she is very organized and really knows what she’s doing…especially in Language Arts.

Academically Cameron’s doing very well. His reading score is above where he’s supposed to be by the end of the year, and he’s excelling in math as well. He loves to write and has even written a 16 page story (1st grade size pages, with room for a pic at the top). As a writing teacher, of course, I couldn’t be happier. His teacher has stated that she’s going to ban anymore stories about video games. As you can imagine, I’m all for that!

We do hope to see more enrichment activities in Math in the coming months, as we feel that this is the one area that the school seems to be lacking. I’ve been in the classroom, and I am certainly aware of all the different levels of kids and the strain this puts on the teacher. But I do wish the school would create some added program, even a pull-out, for the kids in the lower grades who are able to do more. No need for anyone to remain stagnant. Cameron’s been doing single digit addition since preschool. He’s ready for more.

As in previous conferences, Cameron still has organizational issues. As an example, the teacher described a time when he wanted to check the “lost-and-found” for a folder that he couldn’t locate. This in itself wasn’t the problem. The issue came about when the teacher realized that the folder was on his desk, directly in front of him.

His teacher was trying to say it in a more appropriate way, but essentially, she really wanted to say that she couldn’t understand how someone could be so bright, and yet so SPACEY!

I can understand. Really, I can.

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At 7:45 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

That's the sign of genius. You can do all sorts of computations, but can't find where you parked your car, or your glasses on your head! LOL! Kids' minds go so quickly from one thing to another - they just have to learn to slow down. At least he had the forethought to look in the lost and found! That's a good start.

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Ann said...

We have been talking a lot about math recently - Grade 2 level stuff - something like they don't carry the numbers anymore. Every mom I spoke to says they are confused by this approach - my husband said that is how he learned it.

Make sense - do they subtract without carrying in Minn?


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