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Ok friends....have a seat, because this is going to be one long, angry post.
Some time ago, Brady’s teacher had raised a concern for Brady’s learning capabilities/retention of information.
Although I was initially shocked because at home I had seen so many amazing strides since he started kindergarten, I figured obviously - being a teacher and being HIS teacher, she had some deeper insight into what was going on in the classroom and could more accurately compare him to other 5 year olds seeing she’s got 24 others to compare him to.
What were her exact concerns?
While READING...Brady had trouble deciphering between THERE and THEIR. Judging by my Facebook newsfeed on most days....there are grown ass adults that can’t grasp this concept still 😤
And words like WHEN, HERE, WERE, WHERE and WHY always tripped him up.
And with math....see picture below. He has issues figuring this stuff out....at FIVE....in KINDERGARTEN.
And because of that...the teacher is now calling another meeting with us to talk about placing Brady in special ed.
You guys... My son can read a level 1 book, he can read and identify all letters of the alphabet. He can read and write his name and his siblings names (minus Adriana- that name is hard). He can do simple addition and write and identify all of his numbers.
He’s got amazing analytical thinking and has an incredible way of utilizing his right brain with his creativity. And we all know how big his heart is.
He’s FIVE. He’s in KINDERGARTEN....mother-F’n kindergarten. And he’s already being judged and labeled because he can’t grasp things I didn’t learn until 2nd grade.
Went to store some things in the basement and this book fell to my feet.
Man! This brings back some memories!
I went out and bought his book when I found out I was pregnant with Maggie (over 10 years ago). I remember feeling anxious and worried at this whole motherhood thing and how I was going to juggle two children.
My how times have hanged! 😂
I’m now four kids deep and have gone through several milestones from infancy though teen years...and I usually feel like I have a pretty good grasp of things.
Although...truth be told....there are times I STILL have no friggin clue as to what the hell I’m doing 😬
I guess that’s why there are books like these out there 🧐
What’s the best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever received?
How about the worst?
Parent-Teacher conferences are finally done for all of the kids.....and I noticed a running theme on the feedback I received with each and every one of them.
When I met with Brady’s teacher a few days ago, I walked in and introduce myself.
When she realized who I was, this HUGE beaming smile came across her face and she said “Oh Brady....that little boy has the BIGGEST heart!
She went on to tell me how she was truly blown away at how kind and caring he is.
She went on to say how he has so much compassion for everyone, how he comes into school with so much enthusiasm and truly is such a kind-hearted young boy.
Then when I went to meet his reading teacher about a half hour later....she had THE SAME reaction and before we could even sit down, she started telling me the same exact things!
I’m obviously proud and impressed at what my children have accomplished academically....but THIS is what I was truly hoping I was accomplishing as a parent.
The world needs more love and compassionate people doing amazing things.