Last Friday was teacher-parents day. This is the first year we have to attend for both the children.
As Ian’s class has fewer parents waiting, we went to his class first. Before the day, Ian told me happily that he has moved up the rank, got the 18th place (last year was 21st). But when we received the report card, he got 48th place. Haha! This boy wrongly listened and missed out the 4 in front. I feel sorry for him, coz he made himself so happy earlier. To me, I’m fine with it, coz we know what’s the issue – his Chinese paper 1 (essay and writing). And most importantly, we are quite pleased that the teacher has changed her attitude towards Ian. She praised Ian for improvement in his behavior.
Of course, we also thanked the teacher for rearranging the seating arrangement in class. Now, Ian is seated just directly in front of the teacher’s table, and she also assigned a buddy for him. This time, no complaint on his behavior and his messiness. She said this year he managed to keep his drawer clean. Whew!
As for Isabel, she is almost like Ian 3 years ago. Very strong academic performance, but teacher praised her for very good learning attitude. She is keen to study and pays attention. But her issue is pride (like Ian 3 years ago). We need to counsel her well, and guide her well, so she won’t fall into the same mistake.
Overall, this is a much bearable teacher-parents day for me. No more sweat facing the teachers. Haha!