I am grateful for...
-The relationship I have with Noah's teachers.
Upland Hills 2009-2010
Noah is in an older class for math this year. I was terrified, to say the least.
Mainly because I want him to be challenged, but also successful.
The first Monday of school, He brought home this HUGE math book and homework.
Noah in the apple tree parking lot at school
After an hour of homework, tears, (his and mine), we finished.
I then sat down and emailed his teacher for math at 8pm.
She responded. She assured me that all would be well.
She then proceeded to email all of the "newbies" and let
to take a breath too...
Two weeks later...all is well. She says Noah is doing great!
Noah and Micah at Aliyah's BDay bash...
See, the problem was I was doing it the way "I" was taught,
not the way his teacher expects it.
She gets Noah and Noah gets her.
She let me know that, "I could let her teach."
Whew, what a relief!!!
Relationship is so key.
I think as parents, sometimes we are scared to offend. Or, we are worried that the teacher may give our children a hard time if WE ask questions.
But, I learned that by respectfully letting Noah's teacher know I wanted my boy to be successful, that resonated with her.
It caused her to listen and respond with kindness and understanding.
A deeper relationship, peaceful homework nights, and better learning for my boy.
(Photo taken by this AWESOME photographer: Crystal)
How is your school year going?