Friday, 19 September 2008

hey, I miss you guys!

The Incorrigible Parental Visit is...going really well. It's hard, though, when you have people sleeping in your livingroom, to get in any good computer time.

So I'm getting in a few minutes here at work.

Last night was the Open House at Cass's school - we met and talked to his teachers, who agree with me that my boy is brilliant and magically delicious smaht for his age. (Well, they said things like 'He really learned a lot over the summer!' and 'We don't think we're going to have any problems this year at all' but who were they kidding? I knew what they meant.)

I was a little concerned because C is in a mixed primary/grade one class, and while that was great last year (he learned all the grade one stuff!) I was afraid he might stall out this year if he was repeating a lot of the same things.*

But his math teacher shook her head at me. 'Don't be surprised if C comes home moaning about how 'we didn't do this in class, Mom!' She's going to be introducing him to some second-grade work, as well as his regular homework.

It was a nice night - Rosey and Cass ran wild on the playground with some of their friends, my mother and stepfather wandered through the small school I've told them so much about, and B and I talked to C's teachers and met his new principal.

Ah! All done! Now I'm going to go scoot home, eat supper, and relax with my family tonight...I hope you have a great night too!


*I hated math until I hit tenth grade Geometry, where I discovered that there were pictures involved. Hating Algebra like I did was a handicap when trying to take University courses. (Which means, yes, Virginia, I DID use that crap once I got out of high school.)Cassidy really likes math and science, and the more he's interested, the better off I think he'll be....

7 comments:

Ree said...

I hope it lasts for Cass. Shortman LOVED math until 7th grade. But, after taking a year off with no math classes, he is enjoying Algebra 2 again this year, so I'm hopeful.

Spanglish said...

I haven't used algebra since freshman year at college.

I'm glad it was such a nice night!!

crazymumma said...

teaching me math used to make my mother cry. really. I am that blocked.

Dora does end. I promise.

coastrat said...

Glad your boy is doing so well in school. That's comforting as a parent, huh?

When our youngest son was a freshman in high school, and struggling (not really applying himself that much), I said to my wife: "He'll never, ever graduate from high school! NEVER!" Well, he did; and went on to graduate from college, too, and we (and I, especially) are very proud of him.

womaninawindow said...

I remember tearing up my long division book in grade five and screaming. (And why don't I recognize my daughter?) My mother was in the next room. Nothin...

It didn't get any better with math. Force 'em to hug on math. It will pay off.

Nice images of your whole family there at the open house. Nice.

witchypoo said...

I sucked at math until I decided to ignore the teacher and just follow the examples in the book. That year I got 100% on trig, geometry and algebra.

Mike said...

I wrote a post the other day about my daughters Back to School night in high school. A different experience than it sounds like from yours.

I sucked in math. One daughter thrives, the other stuggles as I did. So much for DNA...