My daughter got proficient in everything, none of the advanced and I feel mixed blessing:
She was graded previously basic in everything. Her school reading level is I (16). The teacher told her she is a good student. The director wrote - a good job on her report card.
Seem like nothing to worry and I need to be satisfied.
Yet my daughter reads at level M (28) at home and write and read much more than expected (certified tutor confirms that) and I think having genuine difficulty in math (California Standard test, does not show this, though, having 100% correct).
Other kids who seem to read and write worse than her graded higher and noticed by the teacher, given a lot more of the positive feedback, a lot more of advancement and so.
My daughter hates school, reads the smallest book she can get away with, struggles with math and so...
Yes, many other children felt behind with this teacher, she didn't, but this because she did not have single free minute for the past six months...
The teacher still 'forgets' her into reading practice, harms her sel esteem badly- last time she made my daughter to share test with other child and told my daughter that she won't be able to do it alone like everyone else.
Every other's child art was chosen to be put in library, food store or other places within community, only my daughter's and other the same 3-4 children was not.
Yes, I do feel relieved, but with a lot of bitter inside. Sigh...What do you think, am I too demanding and just need to be satisfied?
Answer by bcauseimthemom at 10:54 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:00 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
It is heart breaking when a child is not liking school and self-esteem is negatively impacted. If I felt my child were being left out and his needs not met then I would be talking to his teacher. And recently I did. I did not think my child's academic progress was where I thought it should be. I addressed the concern with his teacher and then later head of school. His teacher was nice and respectful, was truthful from her point of view, but I still it was not resolved so we had to address it with the head of school. Besides academic needs there were some emotional/cultural needs not being met either. I was not satisfied with my child's teacher's response but she wasn't rude or deliberately hurtful. She just wasn't aware of how important our concerns were and why it is important to make a few changes on her end. Ultimately is was taken care of to our satisfaction and with little time involved.
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