Monday, May 5, 2008

lesson learned

so i've told you about how the boy has been having behavior issues at school this year right? weeeeeeelllllll, apparently it wasn't just him and i have learned my lesson about assuming everything the teacher says is right.

turns out his second grade teacher will be out for the rest of the year because she's having a mental breakdown. no, i do not think the boy caused it as the hubs said with glee. "maybe the boy drove her over the edge," he said proudly. uh, no, i don't think so. she's been in and out a lot this year i just never connected the dots.

this weekend we ran into one of the boy's teachers from kindergarten/first grade (he lucked out and got the same teachers both years). they, by the way, were awesome, and i don't just say that because they love my kid. his old teacher told me his second grade teacher has issues and the teacher that's taking over for the rest of the year is much better.

after his last fiasco where he lost the light sabers for two days and then tv for a week things, i thought, had gotten better but then on his last midterm note the teacher (the crazy one) said he was still having issues. i requested a conference and never heard back from her. i guess because that's when she went over the deep end and the brought the new teacher in.

we also ran into the new teacher this weekend (all at the town fair) and she was very excited about finishing out the year and said, without actually saying so, that the boy was fine and there was nothing to worry about and she didn't think we needed to have the conference and everything would be ok now. we'll see. i think i might want to meet with her anyway just to make sure we're on the same page.

second grade is also the year they are tested for AG (accelerated/gifted) students and i asked her about that. she smiled and said though the teachers hadn't been given the results yet she'd seen the boy's test results and he did well. honestly i had no doubt that he would. not to brag or anything, but i have pretty smart kids, despite all my efforts to the contrary. the AG program starts in third grade. i really think the boy needs it because even if most of his issues this year were because his teacher was a nut bag he still needs more challenging work.

on the hair front--he also wanted highlights and i tried to do that last night. uh, didn't turn out so much. actually, you can't even tell i did anything. his hair is dark brown and he MIGHT have a hint of some reddish highlights to it, but not so much. he wants me to take him to a salon to get highlights. good lord.


broad minded said...

well at least the smartness is being balanced by his diva-ness?

that is sad about the teacher. and a little disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... Maybe next time we will realize that I am seldom wrong about people. Maybe on occasion, though not often, I get a fact wrong but almost never do I call people wrong.


Creative Kerfuffle said...

broad--it is sad about the teacher, but it explains a lot.
hubs--wow--you posted a comment! ; ) you like me, you really like me! and yes, i do know that 99.9% of the time you are spot on with your assessment of people.

Sue said...

Hmmm... my behavior-problem 2nd grader's teacher is not coming back next year? An epidemic? I'm sure it wasn't just my kid that sent her over the edge. I hope.