when Teacher spills the beans aka The Parent’s Night

I have been finding it difficult to catch up with making a blog post lately.    However, I don’t want to miss this one.  So, no matter how late this can be, I need to make a post about it as it’s part of Reimer’s firsts in Primary School.

Last week 15th of October was their schools’ Parent’s Night, the very first one since he started Big School.

What is Parent’s Night?

Parent’s Night is the time when Parents finally meet the Teacher.  Teacher will then discuss the kids’ academic progress in school for that certain period.  Otherwise described as when Teacher spills the beans.

That Parent’s Night was something we looked forward to as we wanted to know how Reimer has improved and developed academically at Big School.  It was really kind of mixed emotions, we’re both excited and at the same time anxious in case Teacher will tell us negative things about him which we expected a bit from him as he can sometimes be naughty.   I didn’t know how being a Parent can be stressful this way too.

When we arrived in the his Primary School, he confidently led the way going in to find his classroom.  We walked through the main entrance, then walked past reception, dining hall, couple of rooms, library and then to Primary 1 & 2 classrooms.  We waited patiently outside as his Teacher was still talking with another Parents inside the room.  Reimer seemed so restless, he was walking back and forth while peeking through the glass door once in a while.  He was probably tensed too I guess.

Then when it was our turn, his Teacher asked us to take a seat and she then put out a tray full of Reimer’s stuff.  She then pulled one folder/book one at a time and explained to us what it’s all about while showing us Reimer’s artwork, handwriting and various activities that they have done.  So far, the Teacher said he’s done really great, very good and truly confident in writing so as in counting numbers.  His Teacher also asked him some questions for reaffirmation  and he managed to answer her back pretty well.  We’re so happy with what we’ve heard so far.

However, one of the things that we looked forward to know most is his behavior in school.  Finally, when his Teacher asked if we have any questions, his Dad jumped at the chance and goes….

Daddy:  “How is his behavior?”

Teacher:   “He’s really behaving well, he shares with other kids, he waits for his turn”

I can just utter in disbelief, as he appears like a totally different kid in school and that the Teacher was like talking about someone else’s kid and not Reimer.   Anyhow, what a total relief!

How was your last Parent’s Night?