Unsatisfied With Child’s School
Unsatisfied with her child’s educators teaching methods and the perceived non-interest of the school’s staff concerning her child, this mother decided in the third year of her child’s education to home-school. This mother holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication, and is a stay – at – home mom. She was uninspired, when she would ask her child every day, after returning from school, what had he learned that day? He would look confused and shrug his shoulders.
It was Parents Back to School Night, I and his mother met his teacher. A smiling, congenial, women in her mid-fifties whom seemed to adore the child and, as I looked around the classroom it was very bland in decor for a second-grade. I remembered how our classrooms were full of color and proudly our teacher would hang our haphazardly done art on the walls for display. Our teacher, would put up art work like colored balloons, pencils and the like making it colorful and festive that was not the case here.
His written work was messy, and half done, yet a star was at the top of his paper. His mother and, I both looked at each other somewhat perturbed “Well maybe the child is just not paying attention.” The mother spoke with the teacher further and looked over more of the child’s work. They made an arrangement to have progress reports sent home each week, so they could work together to ensure her child’s success in the second grade. To make a long story short this did not stay consistent and soon his mother was being called to the school for behavioral problems, but not before Parent’s Night which made us very suspect.
At the end of the school year, his mother went home and began transforming her dining room into a class-room; I could not be more proud of her and in three weeks since school was started. Her sun and my grand-sun, is doing fifth grade work in a sea of knowledge based, interactive an engaging color.