Thursday, November 3, 2011
Goodbye October, Welcome November
Today I was also very grateful for the good school Garret goes to the kind teacher he has. He had his first conference today. It was so much fun going in and talking one on one with his teacher. I knew it would be a good report but it was fun watching him interact with her and learning more about his time spent at school. He was very concerned going in that his teacher would say he doesn't follow along well in story time with his finger. When we went in he got very clingy and I said "I think he is just nervous because you haven't seem him track with his finger well". My sensitive boy burst into tears and said "I'm trying so hard". She was very kind and pulled out a paper that said different things they are doing and how he is doing with them. Under tracking with his finger it said he is doing great. He was so glad she had noticed and you could see relief flood over him. He has a high standard for himself. She has no complaints with him and says he is a joy to have in class. He is ahead in a lot of areas but doesn't act up when he is bored. She says she uses him as an example often. He is quite at school (not at recess, which is fine), he follows directions, he is nice to others. I don't know the right word for how I felt hearing this good report. It is very reassuring to know that my little boy knows how to be good even when I am not there to reprimand and encourage. It felt good knowing that he does his best without me looking over his shoulder and telling him to try harder. He is such a great kid and I am so blessed by his presence.
Welcome November! A month to dwell on the blessings in our lives!!!