Today my husband and I attended our daughter’s PTC or “parent-teacher conference”. These meetings are a great way to know how your child is doing at school, what she’s been learning and its a chance to get to know her teacher as well – so its always a good idea to come prepared with any questions you may have.
Lately, our four-year-old has been going through an “everything-is-boring” stage, much to our frustration. I have no idea how she learned the dreaded concept, but just in the past couple of weeks, activities which she used to LOVE, like football or playgroup, has been labeled with “boring!” and a refusal to go. Sigh.
Well at school, she never ever says the “b” word and according to her teacher, shows much better behaviour than what we see at home. So its interesting to see the different sides to your child at home and at school – in our daughter’s case, her teacher noted distinct leadership qualities and a willingness to share, as well as some newfound shyness. At home that reads as bossy, not wanting to share toys with her baby brother, and the shyness? non-existent.
On top of that, there were some areas of concern – that she needed more help with writing lower case letters. Also, I need to work on her self-esteem as apparently sometimes she takes her classmates’ (innocent?) teasing to heart.
So, expect more posts on that – I’m off to research.
Originally posted on September 21, 2006 @ 3:23 pm