Yesterday was our first Parent’s Evening and yes I was a little bit nervous (is that normal?)
I made sure we were early for our first appointment because I know that nearly all teachers end up running late and I really didn’t want to be the person that had made everyone else late. Well we were early and stood in the corridor for like 20 minutes chatting because our first appointment was at 6.45 but we didn’t get in until nearly 7 which mean we were late for our 6.55 and 7.05 appointment.
I think when I was at Middle School my parents would go and leave me and Rich to read in the corridor or sit in the car (I think sometimes they’d get Grandma and Grandad to babysit while they went). We took Our Sidekick with us, I half expected that he’d be asked to wait outside but actually all the teachers were happy for him to come into each appointment.
We didn’t get to see all his subject teachers but we covered English and Maths along with French, History, Geography and R.E. which covered most of the others. Would have been good to see Science but he had absolutely no spaces.
We’ve got various targets to aim for and I’m determined to help him “mature” his reading age by the end of the year – it was 11.03 at the end of Year 7 but needs to be between 12.00 and 13.11 to be the correct reading age for his age by the time he leaves Middle School in July. Let’s do this thing!!
Since becoming a foster parent (or at least going through the motions so far) to Our Sidekick I started counting “Firsts”, okay so he can already walk and talk, so they have passed but I thought I could count other experiences – as I’m sure there will be many.