I was going through this blog and found this unpublished bit.
DS is a 1st grader now.
He made it out of Kindergarten with flying colors.
I'm thinking his teacher might feel we need to repeat it, especially given the level of forgetfulness and procrastination that putting a blog post out a year late implies.
We are failing Kindergarten.
Oh, don't worry, DS is just fine. He got a good progress report, and the most negative thing his teacher could say about how he's doing is that he needs to work on putting more detail into his journal at writing time.
I think my teacher's main concern in kindergarten was to try to get me to quit eating paste, so I'm thinking that he's probably okay.
What we're failing at is being parents of a Kindergartner. Each day, a very nice, organized folder comes home with one side filled with "things to stay at home" and the other with "things to be returned." For the first several weeks of school I was dimly aware that this folder was in there, but I somehow figured that DS would let us know if there was something that needed our attention.
We also got a very nice notice about the other folder, his spelling folder, which contained his 10 spelling words for the week. I remember looking at it, admiring the organizational style of this teacher, and then sort of neglecting it. Come Thursday I read it for real and realized that DS was supposed to be doing spelling homework every night. We'd maybe done homework, oh...once. So Friday morning before school you can guess what we had him doing. If you've ever been around our house early in the morning, you can guess this was not the optimal time. We are not morning people.
I'm not going to go into the "Reading Bag." I'm just going to say that it was November before I realized that a) DS was supposed to read from it every night,* b)he was supposed to write or color in the included calendar (even at this point I'm not sure if the title is supposed to be there or just some sort of marking to indicate he read to us.)
So, yeah. He has a great teacher. He's doing fine. But if we get a report card, too, I really don't want to show it to my parents.