Friday, August 28, 2009

One Week In

Am I feeling any better about Goose and school? To be truthful, not one bit. I can't get over this "Day of the Week" thing. They spent an entire week on the days of the week! They even made a book about the days of the week. Once Goose told me that they were working on a book, I was starting to feel a bit better about the whole thing because I started thinking of what I would do for this project with him. Until today when he brought the book home. The day was typed on a piece of paper, and the kids drew a picture on each page. That's it! I won't be saving this book as a reminder of his first week of school. In fact, nothing that he brought home is worth saving, not even for a scrapbook. I still have no clue what they are doing with my son for 7 1/2 hours each day. NO FREAKING CLUE.

I managed to talk to the teacher for a bit, and all I got out of her was that he has been assessed. He knows all his sight words; already knew that. It does sound like most of the kids are reading and that makes me happy. I would rather Goose be playing catch up, which I don't think will happen, than for him to be the smartest kid around.

I know this is only the first week of school, but I hate it and can't help but feeling he would be better off at home. Plus, I wouldn't have to go through a bunch of trash paperwork every day. I hate clutter and all this paperwork is just another reason to add to the list against school.

1 comment:

  1. I remember how much I hated letting my firstborn go to kindergarten and I was really miserable for the first week just like you. I also had twin two year old girls keeping me busy (making me crazy) at the same time *yikes*.

    It got better for me by the end of the first month and helping him with his schoolwork and being involved with the process at home and involved at school really helped me.

    I'm not sure it will be the same with you but here's hoping that you make the right choice for Goose and all of your beautiful kids.

    Double Rods! I love your sticker on the side and I wish I could have made it to the Mugg Awards.