My 5yrold received his progress report today, and it was not what I was expecting. "Talks alot, doesn't follow along with the group at times, goes off and does his own thing when not happy with the group project, starts projects before when told to do so".
But then goes on saying "he's very helpful, intelligent, wants to help other students"
Now, please correct me if I am wrong. In the real world, you get hired for the very attributes you get you into trouble at school !!! Think about it. The gift of gab, resourcefulness, thinking outside the lines, taking initiative, being independent, figuring out unique angles, using a vivid imagination....all these traits, are assets on the job !!!! Ask a busy entreprenuer, a top producing salesperson, or a talented actor what his grades were and I bet you don't find that he wants to talk about it. These are 5yrolds people !! You cannot expect a 5yrold to sit and studyfrom 8:30am to 4:00pm everyday with only two 10-15 min recesses (this has been explained to us that this is what the teacher expects.....not to mention she is pregnant with her first child and this is only her 3rd year of teaching). Also, I just want to say that the comments were made by his homeroom teacher. All his other teachers gave him good reports (spanish, art, gym, computer lab). I have an appointment to meet with the principal in the next couple of days. UGGGGG. Rant over.