Kindergarten School Picture
Today was my first ever parent-teacher conference and it wasn’t quite as I’d expected. I don’t really know what exactly I did expect, but I didn’t get whatever it was.
Really, I think I expected Mr. A’s teacher to tell me he was the brilliant child I’ve always known him to be. I mean, the kid knows everything, he say’s so himself. I did get a “he is a very bright child,” but somehow it wasn’t enough for me. They showed me his test scores and he was perfectly average. Right on target for a boy his age. Well, he did test slightly above average in reading. That’s something, right?
Apparently he is bright, helpful and very social (duh). He also has a knack for knowing exactly what’s going on at every station in his classroom at all times. I think that takes some kind of special brilliant skill.
I couldn’t help but be disappointed.
I guess I’m just one of those mom’s that really thinks her child is something more. Something more than just average.