Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Germs and Teachers...

Sorry if the following isn't very interesting. I have a bad cold and I am XXXXtra tired! My husband has a cold. The baby has (another) cold. I'm sure my daughter will land one before long. On an UP note, I managed to get a flu shot today WITHOUT EVEN TRYING! Remember last year? This time I was at the grocery store after 5 p.m. and there they were. Waiting, with needle in hand and NO LINE! Unfortunately, they said my daughter was too young so I couldn't get one for her, but at least I won't be passing it around to the kids.

We had our first parent/teacher conference today. As we suspected...she's a shining star. The only place we had less-than-perfect marks was under "social skills". The upshot is that she likes to "speak before she thinks" and she likes to "be the boss", sometimes even trying to overrule the teacher. Simple enough to overcome. I think. Unless she's just displaying her ADHD early. We'll see. We had a chat about it and I think we're all on the same page. She'll just need lots 'o reminders. "Stop and think...'Was that person asking ME for help? Is someone talking to ME?' If the answer is no, then you need to just sit quietly until called on". We'll see how it goes. Funny thing is that my sister reported being scolded for the exact same things at that age. Hmmm.

My school district offers only 1/2 day Kindergarten. After I mentioned that my daughter's only complaint was that school was SOOO much work, the teacher proceeded to say that "Sure it's hard work...we're cramming a whole day's worth of work into a 1/2 a day". Wow. Talk about trial by fire. I can't even imagine how much that must suck for kids that never even went to preschool. At least my daughter had the benefit of a classroom/learning environment prior to "real" school.

Anyhooo..off to bed. Nyquil, my friend, here I come!

Blogger commenting has been screwy lately..... Trying to comment for like the 3rd time here....

Had to laugh at the comment about your daughter - my sister and I always got dinged in the "works quietly without disturbing others" category. Always. At least your daughter is competent and confident. I'd take a bossy daughter over a shy one any old day! :-)
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